from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or alter to individual or personal specifications: customize a van.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To alter to suit individual requirements or specifications

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to make to specifications.
  • v. to make according to requirements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make to specifications
  • v. make according to requirements


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  • The idea behind this pendant lamp, which comes flat-packed and ready to customize, is simple: leaf-like petals surround a central fixture and can be moved and arranged to suit individual tastes and lighting strategies — fan the petals out completely for maximum illumination, or stagger for more shade.

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  • This opens a new window called customize toolbar which contains some elements that can be placed in the toolbars.

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  • And had I used the "customize" feature to further restrict access to my news feed, she might never might have known I was on the Cape.

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  • Dave's next blog will detail how to "customize" your grandpas heirloom Parker.

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  • In XP you select the Startr Menu tab then the "customize" button.

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  • July 14, 2009 at 3:40 AM anyone else have the problem of the favicons disappearing when closing out firefox 3.5? they disappear, but reappear when you right click the bar and select "customize". any work-around?

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  • LIPFORD: Right, you can utilize different types of systems that are available or have a cabinet or a closet company come in and kind of customize the different cabinets for the individual that's using the closet and that'll make sure that you're using every single bit of it.

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  • Much like any rider who has outgrown their original stock setup and decided to 'customize' their bike with things like a dt 240 hub set laced to low weight rims, or a cassette range better situated to their personal riding style.

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  • And if it still doesn't work you can always right click on the Internet Express tool bar and then left click on "customize" and then customize the tool bar to include putting the "back arrow" back in.

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  • This BusinessWeek article explores how technology will make it easier for companies to "customize" pricing for goods and services:

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