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particularize

[per-tik-yuh-luh-rahyz, puh-tik-] /pərˈtɪk yə ləˌraɪz, pəˈtɪk-/
verb (used with object), particularized, particularizing.
1.
to make particular.
2.
to mention or indicate specifically; specify.
3.
to state or treat in detail.
verb (used without object), particularized, particularizing.
4.
to speak or treat particularly or specifically.
Also, especially British, particularise.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Middle French particulariser. See particular, -ize
Related forms
particularization, noun
particularizer, noun
unparticularized, adjective
unparticularizing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for particularization

particularize

/pəˈtɪkjʊləˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to treat in detail; give details (about)
2.
(intransitive) to go into detail
Derived Forms
particularization, particularisation, noun
particularizer, particulariser, noun
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