Meaning of “localize” in the English Dictionary

"localize" in British English

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localizeverb [ T ]

UK usually localise uk /ˈləʊ.kəl.aɪz/ us /ˈloʊ.kəl.aɪz/

to limit something to a particular area:

Gravity has localized the swelling to the foot and ankle.

formal to find the position of something:

Electricians worked through the night to localize the faulty switches.

specialized business to make a product or service more suitable for a particular area:

The TV station is continuing to localize content in order to maximize regional sales.

(Definition of “localize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"localize" in Business English

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localizeverb [ I or T ]

UK also localise uk /ˈləʊkəlaɪz/ us /ˈloʊ-/

to organize a business or industry so that its main activities happen in local areas rather than nationally or internationally:

Our new parent company believes in localizing its operations, as we do.
These are big markets, so we'll need to localize.

MARKETING to make a product or service more suitable for a particular country, area, etc.:

The TV station is continuing to localize content in order to maximize regional sales.
We are trying to localise, partly by hiring more local people.

(Definition of “localize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)