localize

verb
lo·​cal·​ize | \ ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce localize (audio) \
localized; localizing

Definition of localize

transitive verb

1 : to make local : orient locally
2 : to assign to or keep within a definite locality

intransitive verb

: to accumulate in or be restricted to a specific or limited area an infection that localizes in the ear

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Other Words from localize

localizability \ ˌlō-​kə-​ˌlī-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce localizability (audio) \ noun
localizable \ ˈlō-​kə-​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce localizable (audio) \ adjective
localization \ ˌlō-​kə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce localization (audio) \ noun

Examples of localize in a Sentence

Doctors are trying to localize the infection by using antibiotics. The computer technician was able to localize the fault quickly.

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But localizing nonrepeating FRBs requires that researchers observe large chunks of the night sky to detect one and then quickly investigate with other telescopes. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "Mysterious Outburst’s Quiet Cosmic Home Yields More Questions Than Answers," 27 June 2019 The lead researcher, Ohad Fried, said the technology could be used to enhance low-budget filmmaking and help localize videos to international languages and audiences. Drew Harwell, Anchorage Daily News, "Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’," 13 June 2019 The lead researcher, Ohad Fried, said the technology could be used to enhance low-budget filmmaking and help localize videos to international languages and audiences. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, "Top AI researchers race to detect “deepfake” videos: “We are outgunned”," 12 June 2019 They are extended in some directions and sharply localized in others. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Mourn Joe Polchinski, Developer of Deep Ideas and Paradoxes," 20 Feb. 2018 Now, researchers have localized a second FRB, this time a nonrepeater. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Baffling radio burst traced to a galaxy 3.6 billion light-years away," 27 June 2019 There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. The chance for rain subsides in the evening. Quarter-sized hail, damaging winds up to 60 mph and localized flooding are possible on the Eastern Plains, the NWS said. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "Denver weather: Thunderstorms and rain in the city; large hail, flooding on the plains," 3 June 2019 These storms could bring damaging winds and large hail along with the potential for heavy rains that could cause localized flash flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Mell said. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Don't get used to those blue skies. Thunderstorms expected this week | The Kansas City Star," 29 Apr. 2018 But if it could be officially sold in China, Tencent could heavily promote the game, localize it for Chinese players and organize spectator competitions. Wayne Ma, WSJ, "PlayerUnknown: Why Tencent Can’t Make Money Off Top Mobile Games," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of localize

1792, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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localize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of localize

: to keep (something) within a limited area : to prevent the spread of (something)
: to find or identify the location of (something)

localize

verb
lo·​cal·​ize | \ ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce localize (audio) \
localized; localizing

Kids Definition of localize

: to keep or be kept in a certain area Firefighters localized the fire.

localize

verb
lo·​cal·​ize
variants: also British localise \ ˈlō-​kə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce localise (audio) \
localized also British localised; localizing also British localising

Medical Definition of localize

transitive verb

: to make local especially : to fix in or confine to a definite place or part hot applications helped to localize the infection

intransitive verb

: to accumulate in or be restricted to a specific or limited area this parasite localizes and grows in the muscle— Morris Fishbein

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