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contextualize

[kuh n-teks-choo-uh-lahyz] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), contextualized, contextualizing.
1.
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
1930-1935
1930-35; contextual + -ize
Related forms
contextualization, noun
noncontextualized, adjective
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  • These adults forced contextualization on the instructor.
  • contextualization therefore must be provided by the teacher and school.
British Dictionary definitions for contextualization

contextualize

/kənˈtɛkstjʊəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
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