- to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study.
Also especially British, con·tex·tu·al·ise.
Origin of contextualize
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- (tr) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
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Word Origin and History for contextualise
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