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localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
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verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
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Also especially British, lo·cal·ise.

Origin of localize

First recorded in 1785–95; local + -ize
Related formslo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectivelo·cal·i·za·tion, nounlo·cal·iz·er, nounnon·lo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectivenon·lo·cal·ized, adjectiveun·lo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectiveun·lo·cal·ize, verb (used with object), un·lo·cal·ized, un·lo·cal·iz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for localised

Historical Examples

  • I thought the bullet might be in the left psoas, but it was not localised.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

  • When or how this Cymric myth was localised at Glastonbury we know not.

  • How, then, is this localised convulsive movement to be designated?

  • The time was past when the effects of the vast disorganisation could be localised.

  • The war will be localised,” said the Merchant vaguely; “at least every one hopes so.


British Dictionary definitions for localised

localize

localise

verb
  1. to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
  2. (tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
  3. (tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
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Derived Formslocalizable or localisable, adjectivelocalization or localisation, nounlocalizer or localiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for localised

localize

v.

1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localized; localizing.

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