stipulate, qualify, condition, 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"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate(verb)
determine the essential quality of
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise(verb)
be specific about
"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify(verb)
"I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)
design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"
assign, specify, set apart(verb)
select something or someone for a specific purpose
"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
To state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.
To include in a specification.
To bring about a specific result.
to mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased
Origin: [F. spcifier, or OF. especifier, fr. LL. specificare. See Species, -fy.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spes′i-fī, v.t. to mention particularly: to set down as a requisite:—pa.t. and pa.p. spec′ifīed.—v.t. Specif′icate, to specify.—n. Specificā′tion, the act of specifying: any point or particular specified: the description of his invention presented by an applicant for a patent.—Logical specification is the counterpart of generalisation—implying that beings the most like or homogeneous disagree or are heterogeneous in some respect. [O. Fr.,—Low L. specificāre—L. species, kind, facĕre, to make.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'specify' in Verbs Frequency: #478
The numerical value of specify in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of specify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of specify in a Sentence
I can't specify the number of these consumers, but since the beginning of 2014 they have increased significantly.
Who would ever think in this country that you can’t specify (that) something goes to a U.S. citizen? It’s unbelievable.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but a supplier based engineer can only advise the product designer to specify a heavier texture.
The agreement does not specify a geographical area, which means in theory it applies to both, but out of experience, Israel will not allow it to work in Gaza.
Did the famous shipbuilder, Donald Mackay specify as 'right' or'left' when describing the 'yardarms' on the masts of his globe-girdling China Clipper sailing ships?
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