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Synonyms for native
ˈneɪ tɪvna·tive

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  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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. native

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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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How to use native in a sentence?

  1. Mahtowin Munro:

    Sometimes, I think that non-Native people picture us as being stuck, historically. They think of us as being stuck in the past, but while we talk about our history -- because if we don't, it would be completely erased -- we're active in our resistance and in what's happening now.

  2. Ian Bartoszek:

    The ecological impact of removing so many adult pythons from a relatively small area of Collier County can only be positive for our native wildlife, we need to utilize all tools available and develop additional techniques to capture and remove Burmese pythons in Florida.

  3. Washington Post:

    Just as Native American activists have demanded the removal ofChristopher Columbus statuesand pushed to transform the Columbus holiday into an acknowledgment of hisbrutality toward Indigenous people, Native American activists have long objected to the popular portrayal of Thanksgiving.

  4. Alfred A. Montapert:

    What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.

  5. Edith Wharton:

    There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.

Translations for native

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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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