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1. specialise

verb. evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment.

Synonyms

  • evolve
  • differentiate
  • specialize

Antonyms

  • starve
  • reduce
  • decrease
  • careless

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • special (English)

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2. specialise

verb. be specific about.

Synonyms

  • particularize
  • particularise
  • flesh out
  • exposit
  • enlarge
  • elaborate
  • lucubrate
  • expand
  • dilate
  • spell out
  • specialize
  • expatiate
  • expound

Antonyms

  • generalize
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • special (English)

3. specialise

verb. become more focus on an area of activity or field of study.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • overspecialize
  • change
  • narrow
  • specialize
  • narrow down
  • overspecialise

Antonyms

  • plain
  • deflate
  • narrow
  • let out

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • special (English)

4. specialise

verb. suit to a special purpose.

Synonyms

  • modify

Antonyms

  • conform
  • equal

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • special (English)

5. specialise

verb. devote oneself to a special area of work.

Synonyms

  • specialize

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • special (English)

Example sentences of the word specialise


1. Noun, singular or mass
DRL Appliances specialise in providing white electronic goods for the kitchen.

2. Verb, base form
When you decide to specialise in eye modelling, you are limiting the jobs for which you want to be considered.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Dry cleaners that specialise in leather jacket cleaning will charge up to £48 to have a leather jacket cleaned and can take up to two weeks.

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