verb (used with object), in·di·vid·u·at·ed, in·di·vid·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), in·di·vid·u·at·ed, in·di·vid·u·at·ing.
to make distinctions: to individuate among one's students.
to become individualized or distinctive: With maturity, the artist individuated.
Origin of individuate
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to give individuality or an individual form to
to distinguish from others of the same species or group; individualize
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1610s, from Medieval Latin individuatus, past participle of individuare, from Latin individuus (see individual). Related: Individuated; individuating.
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