Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make local.
  • intransitive verb To confine or restrict to a particular locality.
  • intransitive verb To attribute to a particular locality.
  • intransitive verb To become local, especially to become fixed in one area or part.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
  • verb software engineering 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From local +‎ -ize. Compare French localiser.

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