- to make local; limit or confine to a particular place, area, or locality
- to determine the specific local origin of, as a tradition
- to concentrate in one area, esp. of the body
verblo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing, lo·cal·iz·es
- To make local: decentralize and localize political authority.
- To confine or restrict to a particular locality: localized the infection.
- To attribute to a particular locality: sought to localize the origin of the rumor.
To become local, especially to become fixed in one area or part.
(third-person singular simple present localizes, present participle localizing, simple past and past participle localized)
- To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
- (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.
From local +"Ž -ize. Compare French localiser.