cus|tom|ize [ `kʌstə,maız ] verb transitive
to change the way something looks or works so that it is exactly what you want or need:
You can use the control panel to customize Windows.

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  • customize — cus‧tom‧ize [ˈkʌstəmaɪz] also customise verb [transitive usually passive] MANUFACTURING if something is customized for a customer, it is designed, built etc specially for that customer, making it different to other things of the same kind: • We… …   Financial and business terms

  • customize — v. 1. to make to specifications. Syn: custom make, taylor make. [WordNet 1.5] 2. to make according to requirements. Syn: customise. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • customize — 1934, to make (something) to a customer s specifications, Amer.Eng., from CUSTOM (Cf. custom) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Customizable; customization; customized; customizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • customize — (Amer.) cus·tom·ize || kÊŒstmaɪz v. make or fit according to individual needs or desires, personalize; make according to requirements (also customise) cus·tom·ize || kÊŒstmaɪz n. adaptation, personal modification, adjusting of a program or… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • customize — (also customise) ► VERB ▪ modify (something) to suit a particular individual or task …   English terms dictionary

  • customize — ☆ customize [kus′təm īz΄ ] vt. customized, customizing [ CUSTOM + IZE] to make, build, or modify according to personal or individual specifications customizer n …   English World dictionary

  • customize — UK [ˈkʌstəmaɪz] / US [ˈkʌstəˌmaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms customize : present tense I/you/we/they customize he/she/it customizes present participle customizing past tense customized past participle customized to change the way something… …   English dictionary

  • customize — customizable, adj. customization, n. customizer, n. /kus teuh muyz /, v.t. customized, customizing. to modify or build according to individual or personal specifications or preference: to customize an automobile. Also, esp. Brit., customise.… …   Universalium

  • customize — verb Customize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑page, ↑product …   Collocations dictionary

  • customize — [[t]kʌ̱stəmaɪz[/t]] customizes, customizing, customized VERB If you customize something, you change its appearance or features to suit your tastes or needs. [V n] ...a control that allows photographers to customise the camera s basic settings. [V …   English dictionary

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