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par·tic·u·lar·ize

 (pər-tĭk′yə-lə-rīz′, pə-tĭk′-)
v. par·tic·u·lar·ized, par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing, par·tic·u·lar·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To mention, describe, or treat individually; itemize or specify.
2. To make particular as opposed to general or universal.
v.intr.
To go into or give details or particulars.

par·tic′u·lar·i·za′tion (-lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
par·tic′u·lar·iz′er n.
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particularize

(pəˈtɪkjʊləˌraɪz) or

particularise

vb
1. to treat in detail; give details (about)
2. (intr) to go into detail
parˌticulariˈzation, parˌticulariˈsation n
parˈticularˌizer, parˈticularˌiser n
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par•tic•u•lar•ize

(pərˈtɪk yə ləˌraɪz, pəˈtɪk-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to state or treat in detail.
v.i.
2. to give details; be specific.
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particularize


Past participle: particularized
Gerund: particularizing

Imperative
particularize
particularize
Present
I particularize
you particularize
he/she/it particularizes
we particularize
you particularize
they particularize
Preterite
I particularized
you particularized
he/she/it particularized
we particularized
you particularized
they particularized
Present Continuous
I am particularizing
you are particularizing
he/she/it is particularizing
we are particularizing
you are particularizing
they are particularizing
Present Perfect
I have particularized
you have particularized
he/she/it has particularized
we have particularized
you have particularized
they have particularized
Past Continuous
I was particularizing
you were particularizing
he/she/it was particularizing
we were particularizing
you were particularizing
they were particularizing
Past Perfect
I had particularized
you had particularized
he/she/it had particularized
we had particularized
you had particularized
they had particularized
Future
I will particularize
you will particularize
he/she/it will particularize
we will particularize
you will particularize
they will particularize
Future Perfect
I will have particularized
you will have particularized
he/she/it will have particularized
we will have particularized
you will have particularized
they will have particularized
Future Continuous
I will be particularizing
you will be particularizing
he/she/it will be particularizing
we will be particularizing
you will be particularizing
they will be particularizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been particularizing
you have been particularizing
he/she/it has been particularizing
we have been particularizing
you have been particularizing
they have been particularizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been particularizing
you will have been particularizing
he/she/it will have been particularizing
we will have been particularizing
you will have been particularizing
they will have been particularizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been particularizing
you had been particularizing
he/she/it had been particularizing
we had been particularizing
you had been particularizing
they had been particularizing
Conditional
I would particularize
you would particularize
he/she/it would particularize
we would particularize
you would particularize
they would particularize
Past Conditional
I would have particularized
you would have particularized
he/she/it would have particularized
we would have particularized
you would have particularized
they would have particularized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.particularize - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
spell out - make explicit; specify in detail; "You should spell out your demands"
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particularize

verb
To make specific:
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Translations

particularize

[pəˈtɪkjʊləraɪz]
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particularize

viins Detail or Einzelne gehen; he did not particularizeer nannte keine Einzelheiten
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particularize

[pəˈtɪkjʊləˌraɪz] vt & viparticolareggiare
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His looks shewing him not pained, but pleased with this allusion to his situation, she was emboldened to go on; and feeling in herself the right of seniority of mind, she ventured to recommend a larger allowance of prose in his daily study; and on being requested to particularize, mentioned such works of our best moralists, such collections of the finest letters, such memoirs of characters of worth and suffering, as occurred to her at the moment as calculated to rouse and fortify the mind by the highest precepts, and the strongest examples of moral and religious endurances.
I am obliged to particularize Rembrandt, because he is the only Old Master disengaged at present.
To particularize: the average American's simplest and commonest form of breakfast consists of coffee and beefsteak; well, in Europe, coffee is an unknown beverage.
To enumerate the thousand instances of ignorance, filth, &c., - or to particularize all the frantic gambols that are daily practiced, would require Volumes.
If his prophetic soul had been urged to particularize, it seemed to him that "fits" would have been the definite expression alighted upon.
It is needless to particularize the number of the vehicle, or to state that the driver was stationed thus early in the neighbourhood of Swallow Street, in hopes that some young buck, reeling homeward from the tavern, might need the aid of his vehicle, and pay him with the generosity of intoxication.
I told the cook to get some fish--I did not particularize what.'
Profiles of such giants of the past as Matthew Brady, Sebastian Salgado, Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Stieglitz particularize developments in diagonal thrust, chiaroscuro, and the use of platinotype.
Equally brooding, each brief, epigrammatic text declares its author's truth concerning the thinning of existence or our impaired knowledge of it: a universal proposition that the photograph can only particularize. Ulay's twenty-third text seems to define the almost absolute and fatal silence enclosing his book (and, perhaps, his world): "A surge of a complete silence / that cannot be put into words / or rendered into an image:' On the opposite page, we are shown an abandoned movie theater--gray, dead, its marquee a blank as if a gloss on signification itself and the powerlessness of images to communicate.
The First Vice Prime Minister will meet with the Korean Labor Minister, reported prime minister's press office.The Government of Korea made a decision to increase the quote for labor migrants from Kyrgzstan from 2,500 to 5,000.The members of the Kyrgyz delegation plan to discuss and particularize the issues related to training and outsourcing of labor force from Kyrgyzstan to Korea during a meeting with the Korean Labor Minister.At present, 73 Kyrgyz nationals have been officially employed in Korea under the inter-governmental agreement.
O'Neill said he didn't want to particularize but preferred to talk in general terms about the need to sign a few players, with all the usual caveats - the price, the character involved, blah blah.
These are important poems that should be studied and memorized for their power, their insight and their keen ability to particularize shared experiences.