from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make local: decentralize and localize political authority.
  • transitive v. To confine or restrict to a particular locality: localized the infection.
  • transitive v. To attribute to a particular locality: sought to localize the origin of the rumor.
  • intransitive v. To become local, especially to become fixed in one area or part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
  • v. To adapt a product for use in a particular country or region, typically by translating text into the language of that country or region and, if necessary, ensuring support of different character sets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make local; fix in, or assign to or restrict to, a particular place; determine the locality or limit the extent of.
  • Specifically To refer (a sensation) in perception to some point of the body or to some point in space outside of the body. See localization, 2.
  • Also spelled localise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. locate
  • v. concentrate on a particular place or spot
  • v. restrict something to a particular area
  • v. identify the location or place of


From local +‎ -ize. Compare French localiser. (Wiktionary)



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