personalize

verb
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

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Other Words from personalize

personalization \ ˌpərs-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce personalization (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

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Every home can be personalized to the buyer’s tastes and interests. Toll Brothers, The Seattle Times, "Community features luxury homes, mountain views," 11 Apr. 2019 Immunotherapy, which personalizes treatment based on the genetic make-up of tumors, is only successful for a minority of patients, professor Paul Workman, chief executive of the ICR, said in a statement. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Prostate cancer drug Keytruda shows positive results in a few men during first clinical trial," 4 June 2018 Who wouldn't want to open such a loved-up and personalized present? Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Minted's Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art Is THE Perfect Gift for Your Nearest and Dearest," 5 Mar. 2019 In 2017, Fidelity and Empower, the largest administrators of 401(k)-type plans, unveiled another approach to personalizing 401(k) default investments. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, "How Your 401(k) Could Imitate Netflix," 14 Feb. 2019 As noted above, Amazon keeps these recordings to personalize the Alexa experience to your household and uses them to create an acoustic model of your voice. Natt Garun, The Verge, "How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded," 28 Feb. 2019 The companies said Thursday that expanding their relationship will help improve service, personalize care and give doctors a more complete picture of the patient. Tom Murphy, chicagotribune.com, "Cigna to spend about $52 billion for Express Scripts," 8 Mar. 2018 Twitter is embracing its role as a news platform with a slate of product updates that will personalize the stories users see. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Twitter introduces personalized news alerts ahead of the World Cup," 13 June 2018 And customers were promised regular access to trainers as needed to help personalize the dogs' training. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "$25K “diabetic alert dogs” were untrained, un-housebroken puppies, lawsuit says," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of personalize

circa 1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of personalize was circa 1741

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personalize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of personalize

: to mark (something) in a way that shows it belongs to a particular person
: to change or design (something) for a particular person

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