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

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

  • She specializes in Near Eastern history

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(specialize 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 specialize ) become overly specialized

"She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"

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

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

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

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(specialize 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]

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(specialize 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 specialize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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(specialize 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 specialize ) make explicit; specify in detail

"You should spell out your demands"

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

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

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(specialize 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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