make (something) one's own

idiom

: to adapt (something) to oneself so that it belongs to oneself
The apartment wasn't much, but she'd made it her own.
He embraced her enthusiasm and made it his own.

Examples of make (something) one's own in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But just because one champions scientists doesn't make one's own assertions scientific. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 22 May 2012

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“Make (something) one's own.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20%28something%29%20one%27s%20own. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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