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

  • transitive v. To give individuality to.
  • transitive v. To consider or treat individually; particularize.
  • transitive v. To modify to suit the wishes or needs of a particular individual: individualized the work schedules of all the physicians.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To give something its own individuality; to characterize or differentiate.
  • v. To modify something to suit an individual; to personalize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To mark as an individual, or to distinguish from others by peculiar properties; to invest with individuality; to give distinctive character to; to make distinctive; to enable differentiation from others of similar type; -- of properties of things.
  • transitive v. to render (a product or service) suitable to each individual person by varying to some degree its characteristics; to personalize.
  • transitive v. To consider individually; to mention each individual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To note or consider separately or as individuals: as, careful observation individualizes the features of a landscape.
  • To stamp with individual character; give a distinctive character to; distinguish: as, Carlyle's peculiar style strongly individualizes his works.
  • Also spelled individualise.

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

  • v. make or mark or treat as individual
  • v. make personal or more personal


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