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singularize

[ sing-gyuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gyə ləˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), sin·gu·lar·ized, sin·gu·lar·iz·ing.

to make singular.

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Also especially British, sin·gu·lar·ise .

Origin of singularize

First recorded in 1580–90; singular + -ize
sin·gu·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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  • And hence this tremendous struggle to singularize ourselves, to survive in some way in the memory of others and of posterity.

    Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno

British Dictionary definitions for singularize

singularize

singularise

/ (ˈsɪŋɡjʊləˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make (a word, etc) singular
to make conspicuous
singularization or singularisation, noun
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