[ in-duh-vij-oo-eyt ]
/ ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ uˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), in·di·vid·u·at·ed, in·di·vid·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), in·di·vid·u·at·ed, in·di·vid·u·at·ing.
to make distinctions: to individuate among one's students.
to become individualized or distinctive: With maturity, the artist individuated.
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Origin of individuate
OTHER WORDS FROM individuatein·di·vid·u·a·tor, nounun·in·di·vid·u·at·ed, adjective
Words nearby individuate
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Example sentences from the Web for individuate
It is only through our ignorance and subjectivity that things appear distinct and individuate.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
What is the nearest approach to certainty among the attempts successfully to individuate the ancient relater of Mirabilia Rom?Notes and Queries, 1850.12.21|Various
British Dictionary definitions for individuate
/ (ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊˌeɪt) /
to give individuality or an individual form to
to distinguish from others of the same species or group; individualize
Derived forms of individuateindividuator, noun
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