Definition of personalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpərs(ə)nəˌlīz/


[with object]
1Design or produce (something) to meet someone’s individual requirements: the wedding invitations will be personalized to your exact requirements
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  • As well as offering individual customers personalised solutions it also works with businesses and government sectors, in particular, health trusts and airports.
  • Care for the elderly and schooling would be personalised to meet individual need.
  • She also designs personalised detox and weight-loss programmes to ensure her clients stay comfortable in their 27 in Seven jeans, even post-holiday blowout.
1.1Make (something) identifiable as belonging to a particular person, especially by marking it with their name or initials: (as adjective personalized) personalized license plates
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  • A close family friend gave the couple personalized napkins with their names embossed in gold.
  • These bracelets not only feature encouraging words but on some websites, you can actually personalize them with your name, your own quote, or even your astrological sign.
  • They are personalized with either your names or monogram on the front with the inside being blank for writing your thank you notes.
2Cause (something, especially an issue, argument, or debate) to become concerned with personalities or feelings rather than with general or abstract matters: the mass media’s tendency to personalize politics
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  • The problem is that we Americans have this tendency to always personalize these conflicts.
  • He argues that the issue shouldn't be personalized.
  • And Buddhism and Hinduism were sketched out in the India issue: the less personalised and politicised nature of these religions makes it easier.
3 (often be personalized) Personify (something, especially a deity or spirit): evil spirits personalized in Satan
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  • The passage indicates he had personalized and humanized God.
  • Bottero's concise explanation of henotheism clarifies how a pantheon, with its bewildering myriad of gods, becomes personalised through personal preference for a single deity.
  • There are people for whom the evil that is afoot in the world has been personalized.
personify, humanize, anthropomorphize



Pronunciation: /ˌpərs(ə)n(ə)ləˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌpərs(ə)nəˌlīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • There's the issue of the personalization of schools.
  • But doesn't personalization defeat the whole purpose of awareness?
  • I have a commitment issue, I admit it, but apparently I've been on the right track all along when it comes to personalization.

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Syllabification: per·son·al·ize

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