Definition of individualize in US English:


(British individualise)


[with object]
  • 1Give an individual character to.

    ‘have your shirt individualized with your own club name’
    • ‘Variations such as stencilling have in recent years become a decorating staple as people search for ways to individualise their living or working space.’
    • ‘‘People who wear jewelry want to individualize themselves, to show who they are as a person,’ said Jones.’
    • ‘In one way, by de-massifying society, and accentuating our differences, we help people individualise themselves.’
    • ‘When attempts are made to individualize the characters, their personality quirks seem half-hearted and copied from any number of other war movies.’
    • ‘Most of the students wanted to use ‘funky’ colors so that each hand would be more individualized.’
    • ‘Sprinters are pretty individualised, and I didn't think I needed it.’
    • ‘From the moment Henry Ford I started mass producing cars, motorists began en masse to individualize their own particular vehicle.’
    • ‘She wanted individualize herself; but going at it in such a generic matter ruined the exclusivity.’
    • ‘Since everyone's hair is uniquely their own, the hair care systems that they select must also be individualized and personalized.’
    distinctive, characteristic, unique, individual, one's own, particular, private, peculiar, exclusive, idiosyncratic, individualized, personalized
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    1. 1.1usually as adjective individualized Tailor (something) to suit the individual.
      ‘an individualized learning program’
      • ‘No teacher identified using individualized assessment information when planning for children with disabilities.’
      • ‘The specific therapies were individualized for each patient.’
      • ‘A highly individualized program is required to meet the specific needs of the child.’
      • ‘Meal plans and diet modifications are generally individualized by a registered dietitian to meet patient needs and lifestyle.’
      • ‘This requires individualized social work interventions.’
      • ‘The authors report that the Web made it easier to structure the course so students were able to get immediate and individualized feedback.’
      • ‘The plan is called an IEP, or individualized education plan.’
      • ‘Using these tools, physicians can revamp and refine tumor classification to enable more individualized treatments.’
      • ‘And few areas sound more cutting-edge than individualized medicine.’
      • ‘Fourteen studies reported individualized preparation, three studies reported group preparation, and five did not specify.’
      • ‘The programs will have to provide individualized review of applications, according to experts.’
      • ‘The authors recommend that treatment be individualized, depending on each patient's symptoms, needs, and preferences.’
      • ‘Following the clinical perspective of the program the aftercare sessions are also individualized to fit the needs of the client.’
      • ‘Each patient with diabetes should have an individualized management plan that is a therapeutic alliance between the patient and physician.’
      • ‘The frequency of acupuncture is individualized and may range from weekly visits to visits once every 10 to 12 weeks.’
      • ‘The surrounding anatomy and physiology are different for each target area, and the testing is individualized depending on the target.’