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tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
a. To render personal rather than impersonal or purely professional: personalized the doctor-patient relationship.
b. To make or alter so as to meet individual needs, inclinations, or specifications: personalize a drug regimen; personalize emails to potential customers.
c. To have printed, engraved, or monogrammed with one's name or initials: personalized the bath towels.
2. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.
3. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify: "songs from the fifties and sixties that personalized automobiles by giving them names" (Christopher Hitchens).
per′son·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. to endow with personal or individual qualities or characteristics
2. to mark (stationery, clothing, etc) with a person's initials, name, etc
3. to take (a remark, etc) personally
4. another word for personify
ˌpersonaliˈzation, ˌpersonaliˈsation n
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per•son•al•ize(ˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to have marked with one's initials or name: to personalize stationery.
2. to make personal, as by applying a general statement to oneself.
3. to personify.
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Past participle: personalized
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|Verb||1.||personalize - make personal or more personal; "personalized service"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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verb customize, individualize, make to order, make distinctive, give a personal touch to We will personalize the gift with the child's name at no extra cost.
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personalize[ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪz] personalise (British) vt
(= mark with name, initialized) → personnaliser
[+ car, service, course] → personnaliser
[+ argument, discussion, idea] → personnaliser
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(= make more personal) → persönlicher gestalten; (= put initials etc on) diary, calculator, shirt → eine persönliche or individuelle Note geben (+dat); personalized letterhead → persönliches or individuelles Briefpapier; personalized number plates = vanity plates
(= treat as personal issue) → personalisieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
personalize[ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz] vt → personalizzare
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