Nearby words for personalisepersonality inventorypersonality profilepersonality testpersonality typepersonalization
a lizard that changes skin colour to match what surrounds it so that it cannot be seen
(Definition of “personalize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
in Chinese (Traditional) in Portuguese in Chinese (Simplified)
Related formsper·son·al·i·za·tion, nounun·per·son·al·ized, adjectiveun·per·son·al·iz·ing, adjective
They mean the same thing. There are several variants in English spelling.
I want to personalize my webpage I want to personalise my webpage
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There are very many more, but this is very broad. Those are the biggest differences.
This is related to etymology. All of these words are of both French and Latin origin, with the US preferring Latin and the UK preferring French spellings.
There are words that end in -our–e.g. colour–in UK English, are spelled as -or–e.g., color–in American English.
Words ending in -re end in BrE are spelled -er in BrE (e.g. litre (Br); liter (Am)).
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For words that end in -ise in British English, they’re spelled -ize in the US. This is not universal though (e.g. it’s still exercise in both).
（对某物作改动或标上…）使成为个人专有，使具个人特色, 使…符合（某人的）特定需求，使个性化, 使更真实可感，使更具体化…
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It’s just a difference in American and British English spellings.
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Before I explain this, in answer to your question, the correct choice is the one for the country you’re residing in (or where your readers are from). If you’re in a Commonwealth country, then it’s probably personalise, if you’re in the US, it’s personalize.
1747, from personal + -ize. Related: Personalized; personalizing.
(Definition of “personalize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
British Dictionary definitions for personalisepersonalizepersonalise
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verb (tr)to endow with personal or individual qualities or characteristicsto mark (stationery, clothing, etc) with a person’s initials, name, etcto take (a remark, etc) personallyanother word for personify
verb (used with object), per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing.to have marked with one’s initials, name, or monogram: to personalize stationery.to make personal, as by applying a general statement to oneself.
to ascribe personal qualities to; personify.to design or tailor to meet an individual’s specifications, needs, or preferences: a personalized search engine; personalized learning.
(Definition of “personalize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)