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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.
a less common word for focus
ˌfocaliˈzation, ˌfocaliˈsation n
v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to bring or come to a focus.
2. to localize.
Past participle: focalized
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|Verb||1.||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"|
|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"