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singularize

[sing-gyuh-luh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), sin·gu·lar·ized, sin·gu·lar·iz·ing.
  1. to make singular.
Also especially British, sin·gu·lar·ise.

Origin of singularize

First recorded in 1580–90; singular + -ize
Related formssin·gu·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for singularize

Historical Examples

  • And hence this tremendous struggle to singularize ourselves, to survive in some way in the memory of others and of posterity.

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno


British Dictionary definitions for singularize

singularize

singularise

verb (tr)
  1. to make (a word, etc) singular
  2. to make conspicuous
Derived Formssingularization or singularisation, noun
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