Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make peculiar; to set apart or assign as an exclusive possession.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make peculiar; to set apart or assign, as an exclusive possession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make peculiar; set apart: appropriate. … Also spelled peculiarise.

Etymologies

peculiar +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is no doubt that the primary purpose of Circumcision was to peculiarize the Jews by an indelible visible sign; and it was as necessary that Jewish infants should be known to be Jews as Jewish men.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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