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Localize   /lˈoʊkəlˌaɪz/   Listen

(past & past part. localized; pres. part. localizing)
Identify the location or place of.  Synonyms: localise, place.
Concentrate on a particular place or spot.  Synonyms: focalise, focalize, localise.
Restrict something to a particular area.  Synonym: localise.
Locate.  Synonyms: localise, place, set.

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"Localize" Quotes from Famous Books

... trenches do not run straight. They bend in and out at sharp angles in order to localize the explosions of shells; they are so narrow in most places that two men can pass with difficulty. A few soldiers are on guard, the rest may be lying about their dugouts or probably engaged in building new traverses ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) - Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers • Various

... poverty, that I should ever be the mistress of such a magnificent mansion. I had thought Grandison Place luxuriously elegant; but what was it compared to this? How shall I begin to describe it? or shall I describe it at all? I always like myself to know how to localize a friend, to know their surroundings and realities, and all that fills up the picture of their life. A friend! Have I made friends of my readers? I trust there are some who have followed the history of Gabriella Lynn with sufficient interest, to wish to learn something of her experience of the ...
— Ernest Linwood - or, The Inner Life of the Author • Caroline Lee Hentz

... her swell of pride, soon outgrew these paltry limits, O no! Never could I box up and house and localize under that lowly roof the Magnificence and Ostentation ...
— Trivia • Logan Pearsall Smith

... of rubbing the irritated spot. I dip the whole animal into water in order to wash away the acid, and now it is all at rest again. . . . I put a drop of acid on the skin over the lumbar region of the spine. . . . Both feet are instantly raised to the irritated spot. The animal is able to localize the seat of irritation. . . . I wash the acid from the back, and I amputate one of the feet at the ankle. . . . I apply a drop of acid over the knee of the footless leg. . . . Again, the animal turns the leg towards the knee, as if to reach ...
— Ponkapog Papers • Thomas Bailey Aldrich

... encampment. plantation, colony, settlement, cantonment; colonization, domestication, situation; habitation &c (abode) 189; cohabitation; a local habitation and a name [Midsummer Night's Dream]; endenization^, naturalization. V. place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; house, stow; establish, fix, pin, root; graft; plant &c (insert) 300; shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit^; cradle; moor, tether, picket; pack, tuck in; embed, imbed; vest, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... history of combating terrorism confirms that the best way to defeat terrorism is to isolate and localize its activities and then destroy it through intensive, sustained action. Political pressures and economic sanctions have moderated some state sponsors, but have had little effect on individual groups that can sustain an independent presence. However, due to the broad expanse ...
— National Strategy for Combating Terrorism - February 2003 • United States

Words linked to "Localize" :   localization, draw, situate, represent, focalise, place, restrict, locale, locate, lie, localise, stage, present

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