[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lahyz] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), individualized, individualizing.
to make or distinctive; give an or distinctive character to.
to mention, indicate, or consider ; specify; particularize.
verb (transitive)
to make or mark as individual or distinctive in character
to consider or treat individually; particularize
to make or modify so as to meet the special requirements of a person

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


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