customize

verb
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

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Other Words from customize

customizable \ ˌkə-​stə-​ˈmī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce customizable (audio) \ adjective
customization \ ˌkə-​stə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce customization (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.

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Allowing brides-to-be the opportunity to more accurately customize their gowns from size 0-24, without the price tag of a completely custom wedding dress. Heather Hall, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Bridal Salons to Custom Gowns, Here's Where Size Inclusivity Stands in the Bridal Industry," 19 Apr. 2019 Looking for some extra jean hacks to customize your denim? Rachel Bogo, Seventeen, "Here's How To Shrink Jeans for the Perfect Fit," 5 Apr. 2019 There's really no way to change the look and feel of elementary OS, and little way to customize the behavior of its default apps. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream," 28 Dec. 2018 Presenters will be able to customize the appearance of subtitles to match a presentation, and the speech recognition should adapt for more accurate terminology based on context. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations," 3 Dec. 2018 Scroll through the various Shape and Text panes to further customize this style. Jd Sartain, PCWorld, "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint," 8 Aug. 2018 Eventually, customers will be able to order though an app with the ability to customize every detail of the burger, but for now orders are placed through a human concierge at a counter. Renae Reints, Fortune, "The World’s First Entirely Robot-Crafted Burger Is Here. This Is Exactly How It’s Made," 22 June 2018 The company’s engineering prowess in India allows it to customize products that cater to local needs, rather than push solutions from its global portfolio. Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg.com, "Honeywell to Make Flying Safer by Decoding 100 Accents in India," 5 June 2018 Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Kris Jenner Helped Deliver Kylie Jenner's Daughter, Stormi," 21 Sep. 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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