localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), localized, localizing.
1.
to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
verb (used without object), localized, localizing.
2.
to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also, especially British, localise.


Origin:
1785–95; local + -ize

localizable, adjective
localization, noun
localizer, noun
nonlocalizable, adjective
nonlocalized, adjective
unlocalizable, adjective
unlocalize, verb (used with object), unlocalized, unlocalizing.
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localize or localise (ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
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
 
localise or localise
 
vb
 
'localizable or localise
 
adj
 
'localisable or localise
 
adj
 
locali'zation or localise
 
n
 
locali'sation or localise
 
n
 
'localizer or localise
 
n
 
'localiser or localise
 
n

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localize
1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localization; localized
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Example sentences
Bangs home the point that to globalize you need to localize.
Ten years ago, cognitive neuroscience was skeptical about trying to localize any kind of social process in the brain.
The purpose of this study is to design a method to better localize parathyroid adenomas.
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