localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
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verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
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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Related Words for localize

center, restrict, limit, contain, restrain, narrow, pinpoint

Examples from the Web for localize

Contemporary Examples of localize

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

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    Obama's Politics of Fear

    Mark McKinnon

    July 9, 2010

Historical Examples of localize


British Dictionary definitions for localize

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
Derived Formslocalizable or localisable, adjectivelocalization or localisation, nounlocalizer or localiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for localize
v.

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

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