cus·​tom·​ize | \ ˈkə-stə-ˌmīz How to pronounce customize (audio) \
customized; customizing

Definition of customize

transitive verb

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

Other Words from customize

customizable \ ˌkə-​stə-​ˈmī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce customize (audio) \ adjective
customization \ ˌkə-​stə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce customize (audio) \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web An increasing number of software platforms now feature low-code application development capabilities that empower those closest to business challenges to customize and configure enterprise solutions to address their exact needs. Ron Cameron, Forbes, 7 July 2022 Small to medium sized grocers are able to customize their products and meet the community in a way that large chains can’t, said Kennedy Smith, a senior researcher at the Institute for Local Reliance, a think tank that advocates for small business. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 16 May 2022 Find a last-mile carrier with a technology stack that provides real-time tracking and the ability to customize messaging for your brand and customer profile. Adam Bryant, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Without a doubt, the ability to customize the iPhone lock screen is the most striking new iOS 16 feature. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 11 July 2022 With its budget bottles and opportunity to customize selections, this company stands above the rest. Kate Dingwall,, 30 June 2022 This gives travelers the opportunity to customize their lodging to fit their type of vacation. Liliana Webb, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2022 The glimmer of hope on that front is that insurers continue to offer more flexible policies that homeowners can customize to fit their budgets. Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2022 Choose from a range of stylish arrangements — from overflowing Bridgerton-style blooms to modern creations — and customize the number of stems, color palette, flower mix and vase. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of customize

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Customize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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