individualize

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verb in·di·vid·u·al·ize \ˌin-də-ˈvij-wə-ˌlīz, -ˈvi-jə-wə-, -ˈvi-jə-ˌlīz\

Definition of individualize

individualized

;

individualizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make individual in character

  3. 2 :  to treat or notice individually :  particularize

  4. 3 :  to adapt to the needs or special circumstances of an individual individualize teaching according to student ability

individualization

play \ˌin-də-ˌvij-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-lə-\ noun

Examples of individualize in a sentence

  1. The author uses different styles to individualize the characters.

  2. Teachers should individualize their lessons to address differences in their students.

1637

First Known Use of individualize

1637


INDIVIDUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

individualize

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verb in·di·vid·u·al·ize \ˌin-də-ˈvij-wə-ˌlīz, -ˈvi-jə-wə-, -ˈvi-jə-ˌlīz\

Definition of individualize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) different from other things

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


Medical Dictionary

individualize

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

individualise

Medical Definition of individualize

individualized

or British

individualised

;

individualizing

or British

individualising

  1. :  to adapt to the needs or special circumstances of an individual individualize dosage for the most beneficial effect

individualization

or British

individualisation

\-ˌvij-(ə-)wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌvij-ə-lə-\play noun


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