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Line breaks: cus¦tom|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌstəmʌɪz
(also customise)

Definition of customize in English:


[with object]
Modify (something) to suit a particular individual or task: the software can be customized to the developing needs of your students (as adjective customized) many caterers offer private tastings and customized menus
More example sentences
  • Financial advisers worth their salt will customize a plan to suit the individual customer.
  • Several IT companies in India spend their time customizing software to suit the requirements of their clients.
  • The front grill and the interiors were customised to suit the customer.



Example sentences
  • These searches and their shortcut letters are also very easily customizable.
  • I like this idea a lot as the Bloglines ‘clippings' folder isn't really customisable enough for me.
  • Although customisable in nearly every possible way, and very easy to quickly manoeuvre into a comfortable position, they are simply too firm to be truly embracing, especially over longer distances.


Example sentences
  • Some day, you won't be able to email a query to a friend and rely on her getting the same results - that's the downside of customization.
  • The company does not make equipment, preferring to specialise in the customisation of air-conditioning systems before making deals for their installation with a UK network of contractors.
  • In this world of aggressively price-driven mass customisation there will still be room for niche manufacturers of deluxe models, trading on design, quality, innovation and brand mystique.

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