transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: circa 1741 1. personify 2. to make personal or individual; specifically to mark as the property of a particular person <
personalized stationery
personalization noun

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  • personalize — per‧son‧al‧ize [ˈpɜːsnəlaɪzˈpɜr ] also personalise verb [transitive] to design or change something so that it is suitable for a particular person: • All the products can be personalized to the client s exact requirements. * * * personalize UK US …   Financial and business terms

  • Personalize — Per son*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Personalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Personalizing}.] To make personal. They personalize death. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • personalize — index call (title) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • personalize — 1747, from PERSONAL (Cf. personal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Personalized; personalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • personalize — (Amer.) per·son·al·ize || pÉœrsnÉ™laɪz / pɜː v. make personal; put name on; personify, ascribe personal qualities to a person or thing (also personalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • personalize — (also personalise) ► VERB 1) design or produce (something) to meet someone s individual requirements. 2) make (something) identifiable as belonging to a particular person. 3) cause (an issue or argument) to become concerned with personalities or… …   English terms dictionary

  • personalize — [pʉr′sə nə līz΄] vt. personalized, personalizing 1. to apply or understand as applied to a particular person, esp. to oneself 2. PERSONIFY 3. to mark or have marked with one s name or initials [personalized checks] …   English World dictionary

  • personalize — UK [ˈpɜː(r)s(ə)nəlaɪz] / US [ˈpɜrsənəlˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms personalize : present tense I/you/we/they personalize he/she/it personalizes present participle personalizing past tense personalized past participle personalized 1) to make …   English dictionary

  • personalize — per|son|al|ize also personalise BrE [ˈpə:sənəlaız US ˈpə:r ] v [T] 1.) to put your name or ↑initials on something, or to decorate it in your own way, to show that it belongs to you ▪ Why not do something to personalize your office? 2.) to design… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • personalize — per|son|al|ize [ pɜrsənəl,aız ] verb transitive 1. ) to make an argument, issue, or subject deal mainly with individual people and their characters instead of with general facts: A news editor should not personalize current events. 2. ) to make… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • personalize — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)sən(ə)laɪz[/t]] personalizes, personalizing, personalized (in BRIT, also use personalise) 1) VERB: usu passive If an object is personalized, it is marked with the name or initials of its owner. [be V ed] The clock has easy to read… …   English dictionary

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