American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To place (a word or idea, for example) in a particular context.
- v. To place something or someone in a particular context.
- contextual + -ize (Wiktionary)
“My goal is to describe how the various devices Banks uses helps to "contextualize" the naturalist novel that is the model for Affliction.”
“I think Huckabee will find a way to contextualize (or "contextualize") his comments.”
“In each case, once the race/class/gender animosity is revealed, there is a brief hesititation to see how well the media will come to the rescue and "contextualize" the remark, and when that fails there is the obligatory qualifier "maybe not the best way of putting it," "wrong word," "if I had to say it over, I'd . . .”
“It ain't any better on this side of the Atlantic, where the BBC's Canadian counterpart is airing Iris Mackler's reports from Jerusalem, which "contextualize" the attack on the Jerusalem yeshiva, as one being on a student body that includes lots of Jewish residents of the West Bank.”
“The White House claimed the briefing was to "contextualize" the testimony and comments made earlier in the day before the Senate committee by Director of National Intelligence”
“Mr. Gibbs said White House staff decided to brief reporters on Mr. Abdulmutallab's cooperation in order to "contextualize" media reports on the issue, and said Mr. Bond owes an apology to both administration officials and the law enforcement community.”
“The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with Ono's help, is set to open an exhibition on the Canadian bed-in that promises to "contextualize" the event.”
“contextualize" the Hitler-Stalin pact by comparing it with other diplomatic decisions.”
“Gracious in his responses, he helped contextualize some of my fairly strong claims that graduate-level education was an inherently colonial system that served the privileged in Western culture due to its essential structure and history.”
“Character ideas usually start for me in Fact side of our box, but slide over into Myth easily where I begin to contextualize them.”
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