Definition of localize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkəlaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkəlaɪz//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they localize
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkəlaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkəlaɪz//
    he / she / it localizes
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkəlaɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkəlaɪzɪz//
    past simple localized
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkəlaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkəlaɪzd//
    past participle localized
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkəlaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkəlaɪzd//
    -ing form localizing
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkəlaɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkəlaɪzɪŋ//
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  1. 1localize something to limit something or its effects to a particular area synonym confine They hope to localize the war.
  2. 2localize something (formal) to find out where something is animals’ ability to localize sounds
  3. 3to make something suitable for a particular place, area or market We will localize the app into French, Japanese, and two written forms of Chinese.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: localize