from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give individuality to; individualize.
- transitive v. To form into a separate, distinct entity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make, or cause to appear, individual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Undivided.
- transitive v. To distinguish from others of the species; to endow with individuality; to divide into individuals; to discriminate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make individual; give the character of individuality to; discriminate or mark as distinct; individualize.
- Undivided; indivisible.
- In metaphysics, rendered individual; brought down from the ideal world of forms to the world of individual existence; individuated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give individual shape or form to
- v. give individual character to
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Only a human being can individuate, which is to say, achieve a destiny which is unique to him.
Fathers, he says, help the child "individuate"; they are more willing than mothers to let a child out of their sight, and on average will let a baby crawl as much as twice as far before retrieving her.
This is why humans don't tend to blush until about age two, right around the same time they "individuate" and realize they are not the same person as mom and dad.
Is this about their schoolwork, or perhaps part of their need to separate and individuate from you?
In my dream, though, I was ready to respond to my father's question, his desire to help me individuate.
The first thing to remember is that teenagers' unique developmental task is to individuate: to break away from you, the parent who is looking for a little appreciation.
The first thing to remember is that teenagers 'unique developmental task is to individuate: to break away from you, the parent who is looking for a little appreciation.
Similarly, but in a separate vein, some kids do poorly as a way to individuate, to define themselves by defying their parents 'interest in their academic achievement.
Being a wise and sympathetic father, he'll no doubt give me a few words about adolescent rebellion, or the painful process of learning how to individuate and live apart from the parents.
We wanted the child-like freedom that Leo promises but obviously forgot the Leo responsibility to individuate and channel this creative energy into something larger than ourselves.
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