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ˈspɛʃ əˌlaɪzspe·cial·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow downverb

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

    "She specializes in Near Eastern history"

  2. specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseverb

    be specific about

    "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

  3. specialize, specialiseverb

    suit to a special purpose

    "specialize one's research"; "this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"

  4. specialize, specialiseverb

    devote oneself to a special area of work

    "She specializes in honey bees"; "This baker specializes in French bread"

  5. speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialiseverb

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


  1. specializeverb

    To mention specially; to particularize.

  2. specializeverb

    To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.

  3. specializeverb

    To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specializeverb

    to mention specially; to particularize

  2. Specializeverb

    to apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge

  3. Specializeverb

    to supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions

Editors Contribution

  1. specialize

    To focus on a specific facet.

    They did specialize on lexicography as it was the main component of the database they created.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of specialize in a Sentence

  1. Theodore Roethke:

    What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

  2. Annabel Kim:

    I am interested in feminist writing and theory, the novel…and the ethical and political implications of writing and reading fiction, while I specialize in 20th- and 21st-century French literature, I have a soft spot for literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, despite the myriad ways it has of killing off its women.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Seniors will still get a simple brochure in the mail from the government every fall, they will be able to review and choose from their local options from Humana, Anthem, United or another private plan, or traditional Medicare. Seniors will have access to new options, like plans that specialize in treating congestive heart failure or diabetes or Alzheimer's.

  4. Seemal Desai:

    Darker skin tones can certainly be more challenging, and I do think Mona Gohara have to see lots of patients with different skin tones to pick up on clues, there are dermatologists out there who specialize in skin of color.

  5. Dennis Dick:

    Everything else has been so bad that tech is now seen as a safe-haven, it's like we're back in 1999, where if you had a website, you were hot. Now, if you specialize in selling online, you're hot.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. motile
    • B. tantamount
    • C. lank
    • D. ostensive

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