Dictionary Results for specify

1. specify - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): stipulate, qualify, condition

Hypernym(s): contract, undertake

2. specify - verb

· decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

Synonym(s): set, determine, define, fix, limit

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out

3. specify - verb

· determine the essential quality of

Synonym(s): define, delineate, delimit, delimitate

Hypernym(s): be

4. specify - verb

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

Synonym(s): particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise

Hypernym(s): elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh_out, expand, expound, dilate

Antonym(s): generalize

5. specify - verb

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

Synonym(s): pin_down, peg_down, nail_down, narrow_down, narrow

Hypernym(s): determine

6. specify - verb

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

Synonym(s): intend, destine, designate

Hypernym(s): plan

7. specify - verb

· select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

Synonym(s): assign, set_apart

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out

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