Definitions for: Specialize


[v] evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment, of populations of plants and animals
[v] become more special; "We specialize in dried flowers"
[v] suit to a special purpose; "specialize one's research"
[v] be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
[v] devote oneself to a special area of work; "She specializes in honey bees"; "This plumber specialized in jacuzzis"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spe"cial*ize, v. t.
1. To mention specially; to particularize.

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

3. (Biol.) To supply with an organ or organs having a special
function or functions.

Synonyms: differentiate, narrow, narrow down, particularise, particularize, specialise, specialise, specialise, speciate, specify

Antonyms: branch out, broaden, diversify, generalise, generalize

See Also: alter, change, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, evolve, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate, modify, overspecialise, overspecialize, spell out, vary, work

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