localize localize  /ˈloʊ kə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) identify the location or place of
  2. (v) concentrate on a particular place or spot
  3. (v) restrict something to a particular area
  4. (v) locate

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  1. Neuroscientists usually scan people's brains looking for tumors or aneurysms or to localize the extent of physical trauma.
  2. Harlequin doesn't localize the novels, though.
  3. For, inevitably, researchers began to hunt for other elements which would localize equally well in a particular part of the body.



  1. "A plan is being weighed to send specialists in planning and preparing operations to prevent mass disturbances, to track down organizers and to localize criminal groups provoking tensions. But no plans are in the making to send peacekeepers to...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Nikolai Bordyuzha Source: Xinhua

  2. "The data gathered by Connected Tennessee allows us to see for the first time where improvement is needed and work to localize our efforts," said Governor Phil Bredesen. "Technology adoption and economic development go hand in hand, and we...
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Phil Bredesen Source: Daily News Journal (subscription)

  3. The war game will "train the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces, combat missions of troops to localize and fight armed conflicts, terrorist activity, natural disasters and man-made catastrophes in order to provide strategic deterrence and...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Anatoly Serdyukov Source: AHN

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