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

 

tailor

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈteɪlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tailor
BrE BrE//ˈteɪlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlər//
 
he / she / it tailors
BrE BrE//ˈteɪləz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlərz//
 
past simple tailored
BrE BrE//ˈteɪləd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlərd//
 
past participle tailored
BrE BrE//ˈteɪləd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlərd//
 
-ing form tailoring
BrE BrE//ˈteɪlərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlərɪŋ//
 
 
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to make or adapt something for a particular purpose, a particular person, etc. Much of the software is supplied ready tailored for the user. tailor something to/for somebody/something Special programmes of study are tailored to the needs of specific groups. We identify your needs, and tailor your training accordingly. a system that is specially tailored for small companies tailor something to do something Most travel agents are prepared to tailor travel arrangements to meet individual requirements. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French taillour, literally ‘cutter’, based on late Latin taliare ‘to cut’. The verb dates from the mid 17th cent.
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