Definitions for: Specify


[v] select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
[v] design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
[v] define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
[v] decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
[v] 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"
[v] be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
[v] determine the essential quality of



Webster (1913) Definition: Spec"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Specified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Specifying.] [F. sp['e]cifier, or OF. especifier,
fr. LL. specificare. See Species, -fy.]
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.

He has there given us an exact geography of Greece,
where the countries and the uses of their soils are
specified. --Pope.

Synonyms: assign, condition, define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, designate, destine, determine, fix, intend, limit, nail down, narrow, narrow down, particularise, particularize, peg down, pin down, qualify, set, set apart, specialise, specialize, stipulate

Antonyms: generalise, generalize

See Also: aim, be, calculate, choose, choose, concretize, contract, dedicate, define, design, detail, determine, determine, dilate, direct, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate, mean, name, pick out, pick out, plan, provide, quantify, redefine, reset, select, select, slate, spell out, take, take, undertake

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