contextualise

contextualize

[kuhn-teks-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), contextualized, contextualizing.
to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study.
Also, especially British, contextualise.


Origin:
1930–35; contextual + -ize

contextualization, noun
noncontextualized, adjective
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contextualize or contextualise (kənˈtɛkstjʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
 
contextualise or contextualise
 
vb

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contextualise
British spelling of contextualize (see contextual); for suffix, see -ize.
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