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[kuh n-teks-choo-uh-lahyz] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlaɪz/
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 of contextualize
1930-35; contextual + -ize
Related forms
contextualization, noun
noncontextualized, adjective Unabridged
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  • The tweets can then link back to campus digital properties that support or contextualize the tweeter's thoughts.
  • Right or wrong, these personal subtexts could greatly influence the way the survey subjects contextualize the flag image.
  • And perhaps it was it is honestly a difficulty for you to contextualize properly.
British Dictionary definitions for contextualize


(transitive) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
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