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personalize

verb [T] (UK usually personalise)     /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 computer allows you to personalize standard letters by adding a greeting to each one. She had done little to personalize her room , except hang a few posters on the walls .Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality to make something suitable for the needs of a particular person : She hired a trainer to create a personalized exercise schedule to get her into shape .Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality If you personalize a subject , you make people feel more emotionally involved in it by giving examples about real people : By telling people about her accident , she personalizes the numbing figure of road accidents that happen every year .Describing and telling stories disapproving If you personalize an argument or discussion , you start to criticize someone's bad qualities instead of discussing the facts .Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
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