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verb (used with object), per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing.
  1. to have marked with one's initials, name, or monogram: to personalize stationery.
  2. to make personal, as by applying a general statement to oneself.
  3. to ascribe personal qualities to; personify.
  4. to design or tailor to meet an individual's specifications, needs, or preferences: a personalized search engine; personalized learning.
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Also especially British, per·son·al·ise.

Origin of personalize

First recorded in 1720–30; personal + -ize
Related formsper·son·al·i·za·tion, nounun·per·son·al·ized, adjectiveun·per·son·al·iz·ing, adjective
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Historical Examples of personalised

  • As the personalised ideal of conduct, the god then reacts upon conduct, as the conduct reacts upon the notion of the god.

    Edward Caldwell Moore

    Edward Moore

British Dictionary definitions for personalised



verb (tr)
  1. to endow with personal or individual qualities or characteristics
  2. to mark (stationery, clothing, etc) with a person's initials, name, etc
  3. to take (a remark, etc) personally
  4. another word for personify
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Derived Formspersonalization or personalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for personalised



1747, from personal + -ize. Related: Personalized; personalizing.

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