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focalize

[foh-kuh-lahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), fo·cal·ized, fo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to bring or come to focus.
  2. to localize.
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Also especially British, fo·cal·ise.

Origin of focalize

First recorded in 1835–45; focal + -ize
Related formsfo·cal·i·za·tion, nounde·fo·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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Related Words for focalize

meet, attract, gather, intensify, focus, consolidate, accumulate, strengthen, reduce, cluster, combine, eliminate, integrate, assemble, concentrate, mingle, centralize, unify, collect, join

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Historical Examples of focalize

  • In some neighborhoods it might focalize in the church parlor.

    The Country-Life Movement in the United States

    L.H. Bailey

  • Those to whom the development of character is a reality will watch tendencies and train them before they focalize in crises.

  • They lack the burning glass of a purpose, to focalize upon one  spot the separate rays of their ability.

    How to Succeed

    Orison Swett Marden


British Dictionary definitions for focalize

focalize

focalise

verb
  1. a less common word for focus
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Derived Formsfocalization or focalisation, noun
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