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in•di•vid•u•ate  (in′də vijo̅o̅ āt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to form into an individual or distinct entity.
  2. to give an individual or distinctive character to;
    individualize.

v.i. 
  1. to make distinctions:to individuate among one's students.
  2. to become individualized or distinctive:With maturity, the artist individuated.
in′di•vidu•a′tor, n. 
  • Medieval Latin indīviduātus past participle of indīviduāre to make individual. See individual, -ate1
  • 1605–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

individuate /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊˌeɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to give individuality or an individual form to
  2. to distinguish from others of the same species or group; individualize

ˌindiˈviduˌator n



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