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

 

individuate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they individuate
BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪt//
 
he / she / it individuates
BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪts//
 
past simple individuated
BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪtɪd//
 
past participle individuated
BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪtɪd//
 
-ing form individuating
BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒueɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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individuate somebody/something (formal) to make somebody/something clearly different from other people or things of the same type Word Origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin individuat- ‘singled out’, from the verb individuare, from Latin individuus, from in- ‘into’ + dividuus ‘divisible’ (from dividere ‘to divide’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: individuate