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customize

[kuhs-tuh-mahyz] /ˈkʌs təˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), customized, customizing.
1.
to modify or build according to individual or personal specifications or preference:
to customize an automobile.
Origin of customize
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism; custom + -ize
Related forms
customizable, adjective
customization, noun
customizer, noun
noncustomized, adjective
semicustomized, adjective
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customize

/ˈkʌstəˌmaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to modify (something) according to a customer's individual requirements
Derived Forms
customization, customisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for customize
v.

1934, "to make (something) to a customer's specifications," American English, from custom (adj.) + -ize. Related: Customizable; customization; customized; customizing.

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