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individualize

[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make individual or distinctive; give an individual or distinctive character to.
  2. to mention, indicate, or consider individually; specify; particularize.
Also especially British, in·di·vid·u·al·ise.

Origin of individualize

First recorded in 1630–40; individual + -ize
Related formsin·di·vid·u·al·i·za·tion, nounin·di·vid·u·al·iz·er, nouno·ver·in·di·vid·u·al·i·za·tion, nounun·in·di·vid·u·al·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for individualization

individualize

individualise

verb (tr)
  1. to make or mark as individual or distinctive in character
  2. to consider or treat individually; particularize
  3. to make or modify so as to meet the special requirements of a person
Derived Formsindividualization or individualisation, nounindividualizer or individualiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for individualization

individualize

v.

1650s, "to point out individually;" see individual + -ize. From 1837 as "to make individual." Related: Individualized; individualizing.

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