Specify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspesɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word specify
Brit.  |ˈspesɪfaɪ|  British pronunciation of the word specify

verb

- specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement (syn: condition, qualify, stipulate)
- decide upon or fix definitely (syn: define, determine, fix, limit, set)
specify the parameters
- determine the essential quality of (syn: define, delimit, delimitate, delineate)
- be specific about (syn: particularize, specialize)
Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?
- define clearly (syn: nail down, narrow, narrow down, peg down)
- design or destine (syn: designate, destine, intend)
- select something or someone for a specific purpose (syn: assign, set apart)

Extra examples

He specified the reasons of their failure.

The instructions specify how the medicine is to be taken.

Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: specify
he/she/it: specifies
present participle: specifying
past tense: specified
past participle: specified
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