transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1934 to place (as a word or activity) in a contextcontextualization noun

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  • contextualize — (Amer.) v. put a word or a phrase in context; place an idea or activity within an appropriate context (also contextualise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contextualize — [kən teks′cho͞o əl īz΄] vt. contextualized, contextualizing to place (a word, event, etc.) into a particular or appropriate context for the purpose of interpretation or analysis contextualization n …   English World dictionary

  • contextualize — UK [kənˈtekstjʊəlaɪz] / US [kənˈtekstʃuəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms contextualize : present tense I/you/we/they contextualize he/she/it contextualizes present participle contextualizing past tense contextualized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • contextualize — context ► NOUN 1) the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea. 2) the parts that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning. DERIVATIVES contextual adjective contextualize (also… …   English terms dictionary

  • contextualize — contextualization, n. /keuhn teks chooh euh luyz /, v.t., contextualized, contextualizing. to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, esp. one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • contextualize — verb To place something or someone in a particular context …   Wiktionary

  • contextualize — con|tex|tu|al|ize also contextualise BrE [kənˈtekstʃuəlaız] v [T] formal to consider something together with the situation, events, or information related to it, rather than alone ▪ The essays seek to contextualise Kristeva s writings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contextualize — con|tex|tu|al|ize [ kən tekstʃuə,laız ] verb transitive to consider an idea, event, activity, etc. together with everything relating to it in order to understand it better …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contextualize — also ise BrE verb (T) to consider something together with the situation, events, or information that relate to it, rather than alone contextualization noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • contextualize — con·tex·tu·al·ize …   English syllables

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