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.
Custom-Made Descriptions with HyphensThe shortest of the dashes, hyphens (–) link words and parts of words. They can connect prefixes or break up a word at the end of a line of text. They can also combine two or more words that describe a noun. For example, in George Orwell’s 1984, hyphenated words help create unusual descriptive phrases: “He felt deeply drawn to him, and not solely because …
Here’s the odd, sad truth about mistletoe. Plus, is the kissing custom a mystery?If you celebrate Christmas, it’s likely that at some point this season you’ll find yourself puckering up under a mistletoe branch. What is the tradition of kissing under a plant all about? And does the name have anything to do with human toes? Mistletoe is a European plant that grows parasitically on trees. The etymology of the word is uncertain. Because mistletoe can be spread through birds’ feces, …
repair, tweak, vary, adjust, adapt, rework, correct, revise, customize, reshape, transmute, mutate, convert, doctor, reorganize, reform, transform, turn, transmogrify, transfigure
- customer relationship management,
- customer's man,
- customs broker,
- customs union,
- custos morum
Also especially British, cus·tom·ise.
Origin of customize
cus·tom·iz·a·ble, adjectivecus·tom·i·za·tion, nouncus·tom·iz·er, nounnon·cus·tom·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for customizing
It is referred to as accurizing, and sporterizing, and customizing a piece.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
(tr) to modify (something) according to a customer's individual requirements
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