[ sing-gyuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gyə ləˌraɪz /
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.
Related formssin·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
/ (ˈsɪŋɡjʊləˌraɪz) /
to make (a word, etc) singular
to make conspicuous
Derived Formssingularization or singularisation, noun
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