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From local +‎ -ize. Compare French localiser.

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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) 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.
    We need to localize our software for the Japanese market.
  3. To determine where something takes place or is to be found.

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  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