particularize

[ per-tik-yuh-luh-rahyz, puh-tik- ]
/ pərˈtɪk yə ləˌraɪz, pəˈtɪk- /

verb (used with object), par·tic·u·lar·ized, par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing.

to make particular.
to mention or indicate specifically; specify.
to state or treat in detail.

verb (used without object), par·tic·u·lar·ized, par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing.

to speak or treat particularly or specifically.

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Also especially British, par·tic·u·lar·ise.

Origin of particularize

From the Middle French word particulariser, dating back to 1580–90. See particular, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM particularize

par·tic·u·lar·i·za·tion, nounpar·tic·u·lar·iz·er, nounun·par·tic·u·lar·ized, adjectiveun·par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for particularization

particularize

particularise

/ (pəˈtɪkjʊləˌraɪz) /

verb

to treat in detail; give details (about)
(intr) to go into detail

Derived forms of particularize

particularization or particularisation, nounparticularizer or particulariser, noun
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