personalize

[pur-suh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), personalized, personalizing.
1.
to have marked with one's initials, name, or monogram: to personalize stationery.
2.
to make personal, as by applying a general statement to oneself.
3.
to ascribe personal qualities to; personify.
4.
to design or tailor to meet an individual's specifications, needs, or preferences: a personalized search engine; personalized learning.
Also, especially British, personalise.


Origin:
1720–30; personal + -ize

personalization, noun
unpersonalized, adjective
unpersonalizing, adjective
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personalize or personalise (ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to endow with personal or individual qualities or characteristics
2.  to mark (stationery, clothing, etc) with a person's initials, name, etc
3.  to take (a remark, etc) personally
4.  another word for personify
 
personalise or personalise
 
vb
 
personali'zation or personalise
 
n
 
personali'sation or personalise
 
n

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Example sentences
The biggest difference between my work life and my school life is that my job allows for a high level of personalization.
But new research highlights the privacy risks that this kind of personalization can bring.
And last, is personalization technology to help users sort through vast choices to find what interests them.
The sheets are then punched, forming credential cards ready for personalization.
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