individualize


in·di·vid·u·al·ize

transitive verb \-ˈvij-wə-ˌlīz, -ˈvi-jə-wə-, -ˈvi-jə-ˌlīz\

: to make (something) different from other things

: to change (something) so that it fits each person's needs

in·di·vid·u·al·izedin·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of INDIVIDUALIZE

1
:  to make individual in character
2
:  to treat or notice individually :  particularize
3
:  to adapt to the needs or special circumstances of an individual <individualize teaching according to student ability>
in·di·vid·u·al·i·za·tion \-ˌvij-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-lə-\ noun

Examples of INDIVIDUALIZE

  1. The author uses different styles to individualize the characters.
  2. Teachers should individualize their lessons to address differences in their students.

First Known Use of INDIVIDUALIZE

1637

in·di·vid·u·al·ize

transitive verb \ˌin-də-ˈvij-(ə-)wə-ˌlīz, -ˈvij-ə-ˌlīz\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·di·vid·u·al·ized or British in·di·vid·u·al·isedin·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing or British in·di·vid·u·al·is·ing

Medical Definition of INDIVIDUALIZE

: to adapt to the needs or special circumstances of an individual <individualize dosage for the most beneficial effect>
in·di·vid·u·al·iza·tion or British in·di·vid·u·al·isa·tion \-ˌvij-(ə-)wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌvij-ə-lə-\ noun

Variants of INDIVIDUALIZE

in·di·vid·u·al·ize or British in·di·vid·u·al·ise

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