tailor

A tailor helps make your clothes fit you better. Similarly, when you tailor something to the needs of others, you are adjusting what you do to best suit them rather than taking a general approach.

The word tailor comes from the Latin taliare, meaning "to cut." A tailor is someone who cuts and adjusts your clothing to better fit. When you tailor a jacket, you have it taken in to better suit your physique. But tailor isn't used strictly in reference to clothing. For example, a restaurant might tailor an order for a vegetarian by getting rid of the meat in a portion. A teacher might tailor a lesson plan to the demands of her ESL students.

Definitions of tailor
1

n a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

Synonyms:
sartor, seamster
Types:
fitter
someone who fits a garment to a particular person
Type of:
garment worker, garment-worker, garmentmaker
a person who makes garments

v adjust to a specific need or market

tailor your needs to your surroundings”
Synonyms:
orient
Type of:
accommodate, adapt
make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

v style and tailor in a certain fashion

Synonyms:
cut
Types:
gore
cut into gores
Type of:
design
create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

v create (clothes) with cloth

Synonyms:
sew, tailor-make
Types:
run up
make by sewing together quickly
quilt
create by stitching together
Type of:
fashion, forge
make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

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