personalize

[ pur-suh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz /

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, nounun·per·son·al·ized, adjectiveun·per·son·al·iz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for personalize

personalize

personalise

/ (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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