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Overview of verb specify

The verb specify has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (6) 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")

2. (4) specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit

(decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")

3. (3) specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate

(determine the essential quality of)

4. (2) specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise

(be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?")

5. (1) pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify

(define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game")

6. intend, destine, designate, specify

(design or destine; "She was intended to become the director")

7. assign, specify, set apart

(select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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