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Definition 1: become more focused on an area of activity or field of study - [verb of change]

Samples where specialise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She specializes in Near Eastern history

Synonyms for specialise in the sense of this definition

(specialise is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

(... is a kind of specialise ) become overly specialized

"She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"

Definition 2: suit to a special purpose - [verb of change]

Samples where specialise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for specialise in the sense of this definition

(specialise is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

Definition 3: evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment - [verb of change]

Synonyms for specialise in the sense of this definition

(specialise is a kind of ...) undergo development or evolution

"Modern man evolved a long time ago"

Definition 4: be specific about - [verb of communication]

Samples where specialise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

Synonyms for specialise in the sense of this definition

(specialise is a kind of ...) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

(... is a kind of specialise ) make explicit; specify in detail

"You should spell out your demands"

Samples where specialise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She specializes in honey bees
  • This baker specializes in French bread

Synonyms for specialise in the sense of this definition

(specialise is a kind of ...) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

"I will work hard to improve my grades" "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

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