Definition of personalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənəlaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪz//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they personalize
    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənəlaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪz//
    he / she / it personalizes
    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənəlaɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪzɪz//
    past simple personalized
    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənəlaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪzd//
    past participle personalized
    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənəlaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪzd//
    -ing form personalizing
    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənəlaɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪzɪŋ//
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  1. 1[usually passive] personalize something to mark something in some way to show that it belongs to a particular person All the towels were personalized with their initials. This program enables faxes to be personalized automatically.
  2. 2personalize something to design or change something so that it is suitable for the needs of a particular person All our courses are personalized to the needs of the individual.
  3. 3personalize something to refer to particular people when discussing a general subject The mass media tends to personalize politics.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: personalize