- to have marked with one's initials, name, or monogram: to personalize stationery.
- to make personal, as by applying a general statement to oneself.
- to ascribe personal qualities to; personify.
- to design or tailor to meet an individual's specifications, needs, or preferences: a personalized search engine; personalized learning.
Also especially British, per·son·al·ise.
Origin of personalize
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Examples from the Web for personalization
According to Schober, this personalization process began way back in 1985 with the terminology itself.
As AOL evolved, this ethos of personalization began to permeate the entire user experience.
The 'All-Father' idea certainly evolves from the personalization of the sky.An Introduction to Mythology
We believe in a person and in God in so far as He is a person and a personalization of the Universe.
The doctrine of the Incarnation, which underlies the whole Christian life, is really the doctrine of the personalization of love.Herein is Love</p>
Reuel L. Howe
But of this conception of faith in God as the personalization of the universe we shall have more to say presently.
- to endow with personal or individual qualities or characteristics
- to mark (stationery, clothing, etc) with a person's initials, name, etc
- to take (a remark, etc) personally
- another word for personify
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Word Origin and History for personalization
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