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specify

 
Verb specify has 7 senses
  1. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify - specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
    --1 is one way to contract, undertake
    Derived forms: noun specification1, noun specification4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate - determine the essential quality of
    --2 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. specify, set, determine, fix, limit - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    --3 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
    --4 is one way to elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
    Antonyms: generalize, generalise
    Sample sentence:
    They specify that there was a traffic accident
  5. pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify - define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
    --5 is one way to determine
    Derived form: noun specifier1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. intend, destine, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
    --6 is one way to plan
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  7. assign, specify, set apart - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
    --7 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun specification2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
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