- to make distinctions: to individuate among one's students.
- to become individualized or distinctive: With maturity, the artist individuated.
Origin of individuate
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Examples from the Web for individuate
What is the nearest approach to certainty among the attempts successfully to individuate the ancient relater of Mirabilia Rom?
It is only through our ignorance and subjectivity that things appear distinct and individuate.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)
- to give individuality or an individual form to
- to distinguish from others of the same species or group; individualize
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Word Origin and History for individuate
1610s, from Medieval Latin individuatus, past participle of individuare, from Latin individuus (see individual). Related: Individuated; individuating.
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