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Webster 1913 Edition


Particularize

Par-tic′u-lar-ize

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Particularized
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Particularizing
.]
[Cf. F.
particulariser
.]
To give as a particular, or as the particulars; to mention particularly; to give the particulars of; to enumerate or specify in detail.
[Also spelled
particularise
.]
He not only boasts of his parentage as an Israelite, but
particularizes
his descent from Benjamin.
Atterbury.

Par-tic′u-lar-ize

,
Verb.
I.
To mention or attend to particulars; to give minute details; to be circumstantial;
as, to
particularize
in a narrative
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Particularize

PARTIC'ULARIZE

,
Verb.
T.
To mention distinctly or in particulars; to enumerate or specify in detail.
He not only boasts of his parentage as an Israelite,but particularizes his descent from Benjamin.

PARTIC'ULARIZE

,
Verb.
I.
To be attentive to single things.

Definition 2022


particularize

particularize

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Alternative forms

Verb

particularize (third-person singular simple present particularizes, present participle particularizing, simple past and past participle particularized)

  1. (transitive) To make particular, as opposed to general; to restrict to a specific or individual case, class etc.; to single out.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To be specific about (individual instances); to go into detail (about), to specify.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.2.1:
      I have disposed of them as I could, and will descend to particularize them according to their species.
    • Atterbury
      He not only boasts of his parentage as an Israelite, but particularizes his descent from Benjamin.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 110:
      Now it is his daily work to particularize, item by item, the iniquities of the system, and the petty manifestations of the tyranny here in Arras.
  3. (intransitive) To differentiate, make distinct from others.