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
Let us maintain respect for each other and not be so quick to personalize the
  debate.
Counselors need the facts, but they also need to personalize them to each
  student.
Still, they have one thing in common: the way they personalize their work.
Opportunities to personalize include a choice of three contrasting roof colors.
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