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[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lahyz] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), individualized, individualizing.
to make individual or distinctive; give an individual or distinctive character to.
to mention, indicate, or consider individually; specify; particularize.
Origin of individualize
1630-40; individual + -ize
Related forms
individualization, noun
individualizer, noun
overindividualization, noun
unindividualized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for individualize
  • individualize the shirt with monogramming or a label.
  • They also provide a degree of flexibility that allows students to individualize their potential experiences.
  • They are sufficiently persistent and variable to individualize.
British Dictionary definitions for individualize


verb (transitive)
to make or mark as individual or distinctive in character
to consider or treat individually; particularize
to make or modify so as to meet the special requirements of a person
Derived Forms
individualization, individualisation, noun
individualizer, individualiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for individualize

1650s, "to point out individually;" see individual + -ize. From 1837 as "to make individual." Related: Individualized; individualizing.

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