Dictionary

individualize

verb in·di·vid·u·al·ize \-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

transitive verb
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
Medical Dictionary

individualize

transitive verb in·di·vid·u·al·ize \ˌin-də-ˈvij-(ə-)wə-ˌlīz, -ˈvij-ə-ˌlīz\
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

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: individual keyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: individualityAll Words Near: individualize
July 07, 2015
hoosegow Hear it
jail
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears