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Meaning of “personalize” in the English Dictionary

"personalize" in British English

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personalizeverb [T]

(UK usually personalise) uk   /ˈpɜː.sən.əl.aɪz/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
If you personalize an ​object, you ​change it or ​add to it so that it is ​obvious that it ​belongs to or comes from you: The ​computerallows you to personalize ​standardletters by ​adding a ​greeting to each one. She had done little to personalize her ​room, except ​hang a few ​posters on the ​walls. to make something ​suitable for the ​needs of a ​particularperson: She ​hired a ​trainer to ​create a personalized ​exerciseschedule to get her into ​shape. If you personalize a ​subject, you make ​peoplefeel more ​emotionallyinvolved in it by giving ​examples about ​realpeople: By ​tellingpeople about her ​accident, she personalizes the ​numbingfigure of ​trafficaccidents that ​happen every ​year. disapproving If you personalize an ​argument or ​discussion, you ​start to ​criticize someone's ​badqualitiesinstead of ​discussing the ​facts.
(Definition of personalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"personalize" in American English

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personalizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɜr·sə·nəlˌɑɪz/
to make something ​speciallysuitable for a ​particularperson: We ​try to personalize these ​stories for the ​people who are ​listening. If you personalize an ​issue, you ​talk about how it ​relates to ​particularpeople: In his ​description, he personalizes the ​plight of the ​homeless. Objects that are personalized have ​yourname or something ​else you ​choose on them: personalized ​checks personalized ​licenseplates If you personalize an ​argument or ​discussion, you ​start to ​criticize the other person’s ​faultsinstead of ​discussing the ​facts: We shouldn’t personalize these ​negotiations.
(Definition of personalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"personalize" in Business English

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personalizeverb [T]

(UK also personalise) uk   us   /ˈpɜːsənəlaɪz/
to make something suitable for the ​needs of a particular ​person: This ​cookie is used by one ​onlineretailer to personalize the ​website for you. We ​try to personalize the service they receive without being too ​personal.
to ​change something or ​add to it so that it is obvious that it belongs to or comes from you: I have personalized my ​e-mailsignature to ​let others know I am ​recruitingteammembers.
(Definition of personalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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