contextualize

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verb con·tex·tu·al·ize \ kən-ˈteks-chə-wə-ˌlīz , -chə-ˌlīz , -chü-ə- \

Definition of contextualize

contextualized; contextualizing
transitive verb
:to place (something, such as a word or activity) in a context
  • When the rebellion is historically contextualized, it becomes clear that there were many factors that contributed to it.

contextualization

play \kən-ˌteks-ch(ə-w)ə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chü-ə-lə-\ noun

Examples of contextualize in a Sentence

  1. When the rebellion is historically contextualized, it becomes clear that there were many factors contributing to it.

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CONTEXTUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

contextualize

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Definition of contextualize for English Language Learners

  • : to think about or provide information about the situation in which something happens


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