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English verb: focalize

1. focalize (stative) concentrate on a particular place or spot


SamplesThe infection has localized in the left eye.


Synonymsfocalise, localise, localize


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)lie

2. focalize (cognition) bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions


Synonymsconcenter, concentre, focalise, focus


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, align, aline, line up


Narrower (hyponym)refocus

3. focalize (change) become focussed or come into focus


SamplesThe light focused.


Synonymsfocalise, focus


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)adapt, adjust, conform


Antonymsslur, dim, blur

4. focalize (change) put (an image) into focus


SamplesPlease focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie.


Synonymsfocalise, focus, sharpen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


Narrower (hyponym)refocus


Causefocalise, focalize, focus


Antonymsblear, blur









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