individualize

verb in·di·vid·u·al·ize \ ˌin-də-ˈvij-wə-ˌlīz , -ˈvi-jə-wə- , -ˈvi-jə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of individualize

individualized; individualizing
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

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.

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First Known Use of individualize

1637


INDIVIDUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

individualize

verb

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

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

individualization

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


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