localize

[ loh-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈloʊ kəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.

to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.

verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.

to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also especially British, lo·cal·ise.

Origin of localize

First recorded in 1785–95; local + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for localizable

localize

localise

/ (ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz) /

verb

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

localize


v.

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

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