American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To give individuality to.
- v. To consider or treat individually; particularize.
- v. To modify to suit the wishes or needs of a particular individual: individualized the work schedules of all the physicians.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To note or consider separately or as individuals: as, careful observation individualizes the features of a landscape.
- To stamp with individual character; give a distinctive character to; distinguish: as, Carlyle's peculiar style strongly individualizes his works.
- Also spelled individualise.
- v. To give something its own individuality; to characterize or differentiate.
- v. To modify something to suit an individual; to personalize.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To mark as an individual, or to distinguish from others by peculiar properties; to invest with individuality; to give distinctive character to; to make distinctive; to enable differentiation from others of similar type; -- of properties of things.
- v. to render (a product or service) suitable to each individual person by varying to some degree its characteristics; to personalize.
- v. To consider individually; to mention each individual.
- v. make or mark or treat as individual
- v. make personal or more personal
“VORDER BRUEGGE: Patterned shirts are very easy to individualize, that is to say, to identify them, to the exclusion of all other shirts.”
“I don't know that a homeopath, after doing one of their workups, wouldn't have run perhaps a stool sample in an effort to "individualize" the treatment as they look for more details.”
“This is a great advantage when working with an e-commerce solution that does not provide any sort of code access, as that provides the only way for us to "individualize" the hundreds of dynamic pages that may be present on your website when working on your SEO campaign.”
“Fortunately, with only a little creativity and a home computer, homeschooling educators and parents can individualize many of these materials to reflect the interest of the child (ren) as they teach them to learn to read.”
“Homemade worksheets used together with new electronic reources, such as computer programs that can individualize the instruction for each student, have been found to result in increased student success.”
“They need an interesting and rich curriculum, a deep knowledge base, and support from the principal and school district to individualize instruction.”
“Many who are caught in the bursting of the housing bubble individualize their troubles and blame themselves, in part, for their situation no matter how egregious the deceit on the part of the lender.”
“With all of the traditional filters obliterated by the slicing and dicing of all authoritative critiques on the Net and in print and non-cyber media, authors and publishers will be hard pressed to individualize or brand their future offerings.”
“He or she will be lost among the profusion, finding it hard to individualize and sustain his name and his work.”
“We have relatively small class sizes so there is the possibility to individualize that attention for each children (sic) ability to personalize ... but we have questions to ask ourselves, do we enable teachers and students to flourish enough, for example giving them individual aspirations, and engaging students so that there will be more experiential learning.”
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