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verb (used with object), cus·tom·ized, cus·tom·iz·ing.
- to modify or build according to individual or personal specifications or preference: to customize an automobile.
Also especially British, cus·tom·ise.
Origin of customize
Related formscus·tom·iz·a·ble, adjectivecus·tom·i·za·tion, nouncus·tom·iz·er, nounnon·cus·tom·ized, adjectivesem·i·cus·tom·ized, adjective
An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; custom
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for customised
Derived Formscustomization or customisation, noun
- (tr) to modify (something) according to a customer's individual requirements
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Word Origin and History for customised
1934, "to make (something) to a customer's specifications," American English, from custom (adj.) + -ize. Related: Customizable; customization; customized; customizing.
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