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fo·cal·ize

 (fō′kə-līz′)
tr. & intr.v. fo·cal·ized, fo·cal·iz·ing, fo·cal·iz·es
1. To adjust or come to a focus.
2. To bring or be brought to a focus; sharpen.
3. To concentrate or be concentrated; localize.

fo′cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

focalize

(ˈfəʊkəˌlaɪz) or

focalise

vb
a less common word for focus
ˌfocaliˈzation, ˌfocaliˈsation n

fo•cal•ize

(ˈfoʊ kəˌlaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to bring or come to a focus.
2. to localize.
[1835–45]
fo`cal•i•za′tion, n.

focalize


Past participle: focalized
Gerund: focalizing

Imperative
focalize
focalize
Present
I focalize
you focalize
he/she/it focalizes
we focalize
you focalize
they focalize
Preterite
I focalized
you focalized
he/she/it focalized
we focalized
you focalized
they focalized
Present Continuous
I am focalizing
you are focalizing
he/she/it is focalizing
we are focalizing
you are focalizing
they are focalizing
Present Perfect
I have focalized
you have focalized
he/she/it has focalized
we have focalized
you have focalized
they have focalized
Past Continuous
I was focalizing
you were focalizing
he/she/it was focalizing
we were focalizing
you were focalizing
they were focalizing
Past Perfect
I had focalized
you had focalized
he/she/it had focalized
we had focalized
you had focalized
they had focalized
Future
I will focalize
you will focalize
he/she/it will focalize
we will focalize
you will focalize
they will focalize
Future Perfect
I will have focalized
you will have focalized
he/she/it will have focalized
we will have focalized
you will have focalized
they will have focalized
Future Continuous
I will be focalizing
you will be focalizing
he/she/it will be focalizing
we will be focalizing
you will be focalizing
they will be focalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been focalizing
you have been focalizing
he/she/it has been focalizing
we have been focalizing
you have been focalizing
they have been focalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been focalizing
you will have been focalizing
he/she/it will have been focalizing
we will have been focalizing
you will have been focalizing
they will have been focalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been focalizing
you had been focalizing
he/she/it had been focalizing
we had been focalizing
you had been focalizing
they had been focalizing
Conditional
I would focalize
you would focalize
he/she/it would focalize
we would focalize
you would focalize
they would focalize
Past Conditional
I would have focalized
you would have focalized
he/she/it would have focalized
we would have focalized
you would have focalized
they would have focalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.focalize - concentrate on a particular place or spot; "The infection has localized in the left eye"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.focalize - bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
align, aline, adjust, line up - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
refocus - focus anew; "The group needs to refocus its goals"
3.focalize - become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
adapt, conform, adjust - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
4.focalize - put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
refocus - put again into focus or focus more sharply; "refocus the image until it is very sharp"

focalize

verb
To direct toward a common center:
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