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


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  • inDIVIDuatE

    June 15, 2009

  • Er... you do know WordNet is the source for the definition next to the word above, right?

    February 20, 2009

  • "Give individual character to" --WordNet

    February 20, 2009