per·​son·​al·​ize | \ ˈpərs-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce personalize (audio) , ˈpər-sə-nə- \
personalized; personalizing

Definition of personalize

transitive verb

1 : personify
2 : to make personal or individual specifically : to mark as the property of a particular person personalized stationery

Other Words from personalize

personalization \ ˌpərs-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce personalize (audio) , ˌpər-​sə-​nə-​ \ noun

Examples of personalize in a Sentence

in the character of the good-hearted, virtuous seaman, the author has personalized the concept of perfect innocence
Recent Examples on the Web Discover fresh designs for any style and personalize a sentimental heart collage with 30 personal photos to create a special keepsake. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 13 May 2022 Dormer suggests covering the top with contact paper and an inexpensive piece of glass to personalize the piece. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 The Porsche is up for auction with its original light-yellow exterior over a black interior, although the owner did personalize the car a bit over the years. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 4 May 2022 Attach chalkboard labels onto mason jars and personalize with names to prevent mixups. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 27 Apr. 2022 When a human rather than a random number generator sets the cost, knowing a consumer’s WTP in advance allows the seller to personalize prices—and to charge more to those whom the seller knows will be willing to pony up. Ethan Wilk, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 The felt animals bring a pop of color to any room and are a great opportunity to let your child personalize their storage space by picking their favorite animals. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 Along the way, UCLA has given its athletes access to technology that provides graphics and photography to personalize social media galleries through a mobile app, as well as audience engagement data and analytics. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 For others, cremation offers the opportunity to control and personalize life’s final ritual. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of personalize

circa 1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 May 2022

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“Personalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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