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customize

[ kuhs-tuh-mahyz ]
/ ˈkʌs təˌmaɪz /
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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.

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RELATED WORDS

custom-built, custom-made, made-to-order, tailored, custom, tailor-made

Nearby words

customer, customer relationship management, customer's man, customer-facing, customise, customize, customs, customs broker, customs union, custos, custos morum
Also especially British, cus·tom·ise.

Origin of customize

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; custom + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for customized

customize

customise

/ (ˈkʌstəˌmaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to modify (something) according to a customer's individual requirements
Derived Formscustomization or customisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for customized

customize


v.

1934, "to make (something) to a customer's specifications," American English, from custom (adj.) + -ize. Related: Customizable; customization; customized; customizing.

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