Specify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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)
- determine the essential quality of (syn: define, delimit, delimitate, delineate)
- be specific about(syn: particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize)
- define clearly (syn: narrow)
- design or destine (syn: designate, destine, intend)
- select something or someone for a specific purpose (syn: assign)


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

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