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individualize

[ in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing.

to make individual or distinctive; give an individual or distinctive character to.
to mention, indicate, or consider individually; specify; particularize.

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Also especially British, in·di·vid·u·al·ise .

Origin of individualize

First recorded in 1630–40; individual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM individualize

in·di·vid·u·al·i·za·tion, nounin·di·vid·u·al·iz·er, nouno·ver·in·di·vid·u·al·i·za·tion, nounun·in·di·vid·u·al·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for individualize

individualize

individualise

/ (ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make or mark as individual or distinctive in character
to consider or treat individually; particularize
to make or modify so as to meet the special requirements of a person

Derived forms of individualize

individualization or individualisation, nounindividualizer or individualiser, noun
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