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Definition of "particularize" [par•tic•u•lar•ize]

  • To mention, describe, or treat individually; itemize or specify. (verb-transitive)
  • To make particular as opposed to general or universal. (verb-transitive)
  • To go into or give details or particulars. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "particularize" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Echenoz employs a similar finesse to particularize moments that are conspicuously irrelevant or ridiculous."
  • "That this is the perfect approach to an event that has become fetishized in our culture should go without saying: Tomine's point is not to play into or even against perceptions about marriage so much as to particularize his account."
  • "I am not permitted to particularize, and may only say that the dislike of readers is just as I said it would be, and that dislike expresst without reserve to me, and of course to those who own the other half of the property."