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contextualize

[ kuhn-teks-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ k蓹n藞t蓻ks t蕛u 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), con路tex路tu路al路ized, con路tex路tu路al路iz路ing.
to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study.
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Also especially British, con路tex路tu路al路ise .

Origin of contextualize

First recorded in 1930鈥35; contextual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM contextualize

con路tex路tu路al路i路za路tion, nounnon路con路tex路tu路al路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for contextualize

contextualize

contextualise

/ (k蓹n藞t蓻kstj蕣蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
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