Definition of individualize in English:

individualize

Syllabification: in·di·vid·u·al·ize
Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈvijo͞oəˌlīz
 
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verb

[with object]
1Give an individual character to: have your shirt individualized with your own club name
More example sentences
  • From the moment Henry Ford I started mass producing cars, motorists began en masse to individualize their own particular vehicle.
  • In one way, by de-massifying society, and accentuating our differences, we help people individualise themselves.
  • ‘People who wear jewelry want to individualize themselves, to show who they are as a person,’ said Jones.
1.1 (usually as adjective individualized) Tailor (something) to suit the individual: an individualized learning program
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  • Following the clinical perspective of the program the aftercare sessions are also individualized to fit the needs of the client.
  • The programs will have to provide individualized review of applications, according to experts.
  • A highly individualized program is required to meet the specific needs of the child.

Derivatives

individualization

Pronunciation: /-ˌvijo͞oələˈzāSHən/
noun
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  • Durkheim attributes the process of individualization of property in turn to two processes.
  • This individualization fits well with the new, unconventional protest movement, which favors small, interactive actions over mass demonstrations.
  • The individualization comes from the room's Dewey Decimal theme: The artwork and reading selections are chosen according to the topic number.

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