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individuate

[ in-duh-vij-oo-eyt ]
/ 藢瑟n d蓹藞v瑟d蕭 u藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路di路vid路u路at路ed, in路di路vid路u路at路ing.
to form into an individual or distinct entity.
to give an individual or distinctive character to; individualize.
verb (used without object), in路di路vid路u路at路ed, in路di路vid路u路at路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

First recorded in 1605鈥15; from Medieval Latin ind墨vidu膩tus, past participle of ind墨vidu膩re 鈥渢o make individual鈥; see individual, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM individuate

in路di路vid路u路a路tor, nounun路in路di路vid路u路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for individuate

individuate
/ (藢瑟nd瑟藞v瑟dj蕣藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to give individuality or an individual form to
to distinguish from others of the same species or group; individualize

Derived forms of individuate

individuator, noun
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