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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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