customize

verb
cus·​tom·​ize | \ ˈkə-stə-ˌmīz \
customized; customizing

Definition of customize

transitive verb

: to build, fit, or alter according to individual specifications

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Other Words from customize

customizable \ ˌkə-​stə-​ˈmī-​zə-​bəl \ adjective
customization \ ˌkə-​stə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun
customizer noun

Examples of customize in a Sentence

The telephone company has offered to customize a plan for our business. The program can be customized to serve different purposes.

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And by the way, not everything on this list is an absolute must-have for everyone because your home workout space should be customized to you. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "5 Things You Need to Build a Home Gym for Less Than $100, Plus 7 Optional Add-Ons," 4 Jan. 2019 Tools equipped with the brand's One-Key digital platform already can be customized, managed, and tracked via bluetooth. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Milwaukee Adds Geofencing To Track Your Tools," 20 Dec. 2018 The surfaces can be customized by color, size, and shape and used in a range of applications, from tabletops to backsplashes to bathroom vanities. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Company Is Making Gorgeous Terrazzo Furnishings Out Of Recycled Marble," 11 Dec. 2018 The streamlined menu includes three 45-minute treatments: Prevent is customized to address everything from fatigue to indigestion; Heal targets aches and pains; and Glow serves up complexion-rejuvenating facial acupuncture. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Meet the New Acupuncture Studio That's as Easy (and Affordable) as a Blowout Bar," 6 Nov. 2018 The interior layout is also modular, too, meaning it can be customized depending on the nature of the journey. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World’s Largest Aircraft Will Have Luxurious Bedrooms and Glass Floors," 18 July 2018 South Florida’s oncologists say each person’s treatment plan must be customized to improve their chances of survival. Cindy Goodman, miamiherald, "Immunotherapy is giving some cancer patients a new life when they had all but given up," 25 May 2018 Or consider Florida, where its parents have a wide menu of options, and its many programs are customized to the needs of its students. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Betsy DeVos went to New York to visit schools for the first time. Guess which ones.," 16 May 2018 The menu allows customers to customize tacos with their preferred shells, cheeses, proteins and toppings. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Barrio adds new options to build-your-own taco menu, including bacon-queso tortilla," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of customize

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of customize was in 1920

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customize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of customize

: to change (something) in order to fit the needs or requirements of a person, business, etc.

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