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.

1930–35; contextual + -ize

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

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Example sentences
These adults forced contextualization on the instructor.
Contextualization therefore must be provided by the teacher and school.
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