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[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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  • Waiver of buyer's objections by failure to particularize.
  • Here, by contrast, plaintiff seeks to particularize the recovery to himself.
  • But it is time to particularize concern-ing the city on the housetops.
  • Where the warrant was so facially deficient that it failed to particularize the place to be searched or the things to be seized.
British Dictionary definitions for particularize

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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Word Origin and History for particularize
v.

1580s, from particular + -ize. Related: Particularized; particularizing.

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