Definition of particularize in English:

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Pronunciation: /pə(r)ˈtikyələˌrīz/


[with object] formal
Mention or describe particularly; treat individually or in detail: he was unable to particularize what amounts he had paid and when
More example sentences
  • SCL's claims were particularised in detail in each of the RODs.
  • ‘Specifying it, particularizing it, nailing meaning down, was futile’.
  • The handwriting specifies and particularises the act of writing.
specify, detail, itemize, list, enumerate, spell out, cite, stipulate, instance



Pronunciation: /-ˌtikyələriˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /pə(r)ˌtikyələˌrīˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Specific particularization is exemplified by the tendency of workers to fall into the categories of those required to engage in cognitive activity and those doing routine work.
  • Such is the way with decayed corridors and vast, ever-expanding halls: a tangible indeterminacy transpires in which particularization erodes.
  • A closer examination reveals that it is more a particularisation of appropriate rules that have governed firearm use by police and the military in Britain, especially Northern Ireland, over many years.

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Syllabification: par·tic·u·lar·ize

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