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Synonyms for native
ˈneɪ tɪvna·tive

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nativenoun


  2. nativenoun

    Belonging to one by birth.

    She is a regular Wiki* native.


  3. nativeadjective

    Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.


  4. nativeadjective

    Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.

    Some natives must have stolen our cattle.


  5. nativeadjective

    Many native artists studied abroad.


  6. nativeadjective

    The naturalized Norway maple often outcompetes the native North American sugar maple.


  7. nativeadjective


  8. nativeadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. native

    Native denotes that which belongs to one by birth; natal that which pertains to the event of birth; natural denotes that which rests upon inherent qualities of character or being. We speak of one's native country, or of his natal day; of natural ability, native genius. Compare INHERENT; PRIMEVAL; RADICAL.

    indigenous, innate, natal, natural, original

    acquired, alien, alien, artificial, assumed, foreign, unnatural

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. native

    indigenous, home, exported, artless, natural, proper, suitable, congenital, inbred, vernacular

    foreign, imported, exotic, alien, artificial, acquired, assumed, affected

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginalnoun

    an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

    "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"

    indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal, native Australian

    adventive, strange, foreign, impure, nonnative, naturalized, adoptive, alien, exotic, tramontane, established, foreign-born, unnaturalised, adopted, unnaturalized, imported

  2. nativenoun

    a person born in a particular place or country

    "he is a native of Brazil"

    indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal

    exotic, unnaturalised, nonnative, naturalized, adopted, foreign, impure, foreign-born, adventive, unnaturalized, strange, adoptive, imported, established, tramontane, alien

  3. nativeadjective

    indigenous plants and animals

    indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal

    nonnative, imported, unnaturalised, adventive, established, alien, unnaturalized, adoptive, naturalized, exotic, tramontane, adopted, foreign, strange, foreign-born, impure

  4. nativeadjective

    characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin

    "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"


    nonnative, naturalized, tramontane, foreign, alien, unnaturalised, impure, adopted, adventive, adoptive, unnaturalized, strange, established, imported, foreign-born, exotic

  5. nativeadjective

    belonging to one by birth

    "my native land"; "one's native language"


    nonnative, imported, foreign, adopted, impure, unnaturalised, naturalized, adventive, unnaturalized, established, strange, foreign-born, adoptive, alien, exotic, tramontane

  6. native, aboriginaladjective

    characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

    "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

    primaeval, primordial, aboriginal, primal, primeval

    foreign-born, nonnative, imported, foreign, exotic, unnaturalised, adopted, naturalized, tramontane, impure, alien, adoptive, strange, unnaturalized, adventive, established

  7. nativeadjective

    as found in nature in the elemental form

    "native copper"


    nonnative, alien, unnaturalised, impure, established, unnaturalized, tramontane, imported, strange, adoptive, naturalized, adopted, adventive, foreign-born, exotic, foreign

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. indio

    a native is a person who is an indegonous person.

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  
  2. sons of the soil

    he is a native.

    Submitted by anonymous on October 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nativeadjective

    natal, of birth

  2. nativeadjective

    vernacular, VULGAR, mother

  3. nativeadjective

    indigenous, natural, congenital, original, genuine, intrinsic, real, unartificial, home-bred, not acquired, bred in the bone, that runs in the blood

  4. nativenoun

    original inhabitant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nativeadjective

    natal, indigenous, natural, aboriginal, autochthonal, vernacular, mother, genuine, congenital, inherent, inborn, inbred, innate, original

    foreign, artificial, exotic, acquired, assumed, unnatural

  2. nativenoun

    aboriginal, denizen (by birth), indigene

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  1. Ryan Jenkinson:

    They are incredibly destructive animals to the native species in Hawaii.

  2. David Bernhardt:

    I choose to place greater weight on the welfare and well-being of the Alaska Native people who call King Cove home. It is not a decision I take lightly.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Don’s legacy lives on in the infrastructure projects he delighted in steering across Alaska. In the opportunities he advanced for his constituents. In the enhanced protections for Native tribes he championed, his legacy will continue in the America he loved.

  4. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.Zelensky:

    The world has seen that Ukrainians are powerful, Ukrainians are courageous, they're on their native land, and they're never going to give it up to anyone. They will never betray it.

  5. Fabrice Goffin:

    The big advantage of this robot relative to a fixed terminal is that the robot can move, can go towards people, can speak to people and speak in their native tongue. It speaks more than 53 languages.

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  • اصليArabic
  • rodný, rodák, domorodecCzech
  • hjemmehørendeDanish
  • Eingeborene, einheimisch, gebürtig, Eingeborener, Ureinwohner, UreinwohnerinGerman
  • αυτόχθων, γηγενής, ντόπιος, μητρικός, ιθαγενής, γενέθλιοςGreek
  • indiĝeno, indiĝena, denaskaEsperanto
  • indígena, natal, nativoSpanish
  • paikallinen, alueellinen, [[paikallinen]] [[asukas]], alkuasukas, autoktoninen, alkuperäinen, kotoperäinen, syntyperäinenFinnish
  • indigène, autochtone, natif, maternel, originaire deFrench
  • gnèitheachScottish Gaelic
  • देHindi
  • születésű, hazai, belföldi, anyanyelviHungarian
  • մայրենի, հայրենիArmenian
  • asliIndonesian
  • nativoItalian
  • 自国, 土着Japanese
  • 토산의Korean
  • indigenusLatin
  • tangata whenuaMāori
  • ingeboren, inheems, inwoner, oorspronkelijk, inboorling, moeder-, autochtoon, geboren en getogen, geboorte-, aangeborenDutch
  • innfødtNorwegian
  • tubylec, ojczysty, autochton, rdzenny, rodzimyPolish
  • selvagem, nativo, indígenaPortuguese
  • localnic, nativ, originară, de la naștere, originar, autohton, indigen, matern, localnicăRomanian
  • туземный, выходец, родной, местный, туземец, туземка, коренной, аборигенка, коренная жительница, уроженка, коренной житель, абориген, уроженецRussian
  • starosedeoc, samorodan, рођениSerbo-Croatian
  • amëtar, autokton, vendësAlbanian
  • inhemskSwedish
  • జన్మస్థలంTelugu
  • ріднийUkrainian
  • געבוירןYiddish
  • 本地人Chinese

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