Definition of individualize in English:


(British individualise)

Translate individualize into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˌindəˈvij(o͞o)əˌlīz/ /ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒ(u)əˌlaɪz/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Tailor (something) to suit a particular individual.

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



/ˌindəˈvij(o͞o)əˌlīz/ /ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒ(u)əˌlaɪz/