Specialize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspeʃəlaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word specialize
Brit.  |ˈspɛʃ(ə)lʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word specialize

verb

- become more focused on an area of activity or field of study(syn: narrow, specialise)

She specializes in Near Eastern history

- be specific about (syn: particularise, particularize, specialise, specify)
- suit to a special purpose(syn: specialise)

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

- devote oneself to a special area of work(syn: specialise)

She specializes in honey bees
This baker specializes in French bread

- evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment (syn: differentiate, specialise, speciate)

Examples

Some carpenters do a wide range of jobs, while others specialize.

A lot of Portuguese restaurants specialize in seafood.

Now I will specialize some of our conditions.

They try to specialize their study.

Simmons specialized in contract law.

She's hired a lawyer who specializes in divorce cases.

She specializes in Near Eastern history

this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches

She specializes in honey bees

This baker specializes in French bread

The bakers specialize in catering for large parties.

We specialize in catering for tourist bus tours.

The course offers the opportunity to specialize in the final year.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: specialize
he/she/it: specializes
present participle: specializing
past tense: specialized
past participle: specialized
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