localize

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EtymologyEdit

From local +‎ -ize. Compare French localiser.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈləʊkəlaɪz/
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VerbEdit

localize (third-person singular simple present localizes, present participle localizing, simple past and past participle localized)

  1. (transitive) To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
    • 1837, William Wordsworth, Memorials of a Tour in Italy[1], Musings near Aquapendente:
      Out of her early struggles well inspired
      To localize heroic acts
  2. (software engineering, marketing) To adapt a product for use in a particular country or region, typically by translating text into the language of that country and modifying currencies, date formats, etc.
    We need to localize our software for the Japanese market.
  3. (translation studies, chiefly software, marketing) To adapt translated text to fit a local culture; to domesticate.
  4. To determine where something takes place or is to be found.

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VerbEdit

localize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of localizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of localizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of localizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of localizar