[ pur-suh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing.
to have marked with one's initials, name, or monogram: to personalize stationery.
to make personal, as by applying a general statement to oneself.
to ascribe personal qualities to; personify.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM personalize

per·son·al·i·za·tion [pur-suh-nl-ahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌpɜr sə nlˌaɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounun·per·son·al·ized, adjectiveun·per·son·al·iz·ing, adjective
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How to use personalize in a sentence

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

British Dictionary definitions for personalize



/ (ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)
to endow with personal or individual qualities or characteristics
to mark (stationery, clothing, etc) with a person's initials, name, etc
to take (a remark, etc) personally
another word for personify

Derived forms of personalize

personalization or personalisation, noun
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