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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
lo•cal•ize /ˈloʊkəˌlaɪz/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object], -ized, -iz•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
lo•cal•i•za•tion /ˌloʊkələˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]See -loc-.
- to make local; keep, confine, or restrict to a particular place:The anesthetic will localize the pain.
(lō′kə līz′),USA pronunciation v., -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
- to make local;
fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] lo′cal•ise′.
- to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
localize, localise /ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz/ vb
ˈlocalˌizable, ˈlocalˌisable adj ˌlocaliˈzation, ˌlocaliˈsation n ˈlocalˌizer, ˈlocalˌiser n
- to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
- (transitive) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
- (transitive) to assign or ascribe to a particular region