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individualize

[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lahyz] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), individualized, individualizing.
1.
to make individual or distinctive; give an individual or distinctive character to.
2.
to mention, indicate, or consider individually; specify; particularize.
Also, especially British, individualise.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; individual + -ize
Related forms
individualization, noun
individualizer, noun
overindividualization, noun
unindividualized, adjective
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  • However, he often settled on rounded characters, stock types with individualized twists.
  • Atman is the soul, the individualized unit of consciousness emanating from brahman.
British Dictionary definitions for individualized

individualize

/ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make or mark as individual or distinctive in character
2.
to consider or treat individually; particularize
3.
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 individualized

individualize

v.

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

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