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Meaning of contextualize

con•tex•tu•al•ize

Pronunciation: (kun-teks'ch-u-līz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, esp. one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study.
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