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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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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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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