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[ 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.

verb (used without object)

, lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.


/ ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz /


  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 Forms

  • ˈlocalˌizable, adjective
  • ˌlocaliˈzation, noun
  • ˈlocalˌizer, noun
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Other Words From

  • local·iza·ble adjective
  • local·i·zation noun
  • local·izer noun
  • non·local·iza·ble adjective
  • non·local·ized adjective
  • un·local·iza·ble adjective
  • un·local·ize verb (used with object) unlocalized unlocalizing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of localize1

First recorded in 1785–95; local + -ize
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Example Sentences

“What the facility-level data is showing us is how localized the pandemic can be,” she said.

From Fortune

By localizing the magnetic field within different regions in the barrier, he and his team plan to probe “not only how long the particle spends in the barrier, but where within the barrier it spends that time,” he said.

The move was designed to protect jobs and keep businesses afloat, but some have linked it to the rise of infections that led to the newly announced localized-lockdown scheme.

From Fortune

Search insights give brands a high-level view of the entire marketing landscape, but also the granularity to find specific localized opportunities and to understand the intent behind the trends.

It’s just that nobody ever found a way to test it and localize it to specific cells.

So Begala is smart to advise Democrats to “ localize and personalize.”

She lay perfectly still for several moments, trying to localize the sensation more definitely.

Germany has endeavored to localize the conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.

The effect of this is to give protection against flanking or enfilade rifle-fire, and to localize the burst of shell.

This was a rebuff to those who endeavoured to localize the illocatable.

Many persons will answer yes and will say that they 'localize' exterior objects.





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