Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “customize”

customize

verb [T] (UK usually customise)     /ˈkʌs.tə.maɪz/
to make or change something according to the buyer's or user's needsUnique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityInventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing customization (UK usually customisation)     /ˌkʌs.tə.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] The website allows users some customization.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityInventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing customized (UK usually customised)     /-maɪzd/ adjective The company specializes in customized computer systems.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityInventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
(Definition of customize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of customize

Definitions of “customize” in other dictionaries

Translations of “customize”

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More