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Definition 1: design or destine - [verb of cognition]

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

  • She was intended to become the director

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of specify ) destine or designate for a certain purpose

"These flowers were meant for you"

(... is a kind of specify ) plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

"This room is not designed for work"

(... is a kind of specify ) designate or schedule

"He slated his talk for 9 AM" "She was slated to be his successor"

(... is a kind of specify ) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Definition 2: define clearly - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I cannot narrow down the rules for this game

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify is a kind of ...) fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

"the tree determines the border of the property"

(... is a kind of specify ) make something concrete

Definition 3: select something or someone for a specific purpose - [verb of cognition]

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

  • The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of specify ) set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

(... is a kind of specify ) assign to a specific task

"The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

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

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

  • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify 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 specify ) make explicit; specify in detail

"You should spell out your demands"

Definition 5: decide upon or fix definitely - [verb of communication]

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

  • fix the variables
  • specify the parameters

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of specify ) use as a quantifier

(... is a kind of specify ) mention and identify by name

"name your accomplices!"

(... is a kind of specify ) set anew

"They re-set the date on the clock"

(... is a kind of specify ) give a definition for the meaning of a word

"Define `sadness'"

Definition 6: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement - [verb of communication]

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

  • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
  • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify is a kind of ...) enter into a contractual arrangement

(... is a kind of specify ) determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation

"The will provides that each child should receive half of the money" "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

(specify has a similar meaning as ...) give a guarantee or promise of

"They stipulated to release all the prisoners"

Definition 7: determine the essential quality of - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for specify in the sense of this definition

(specify is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of specify ) fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

"the tree determines the border of the property"

(... is a kind of specify ) give a new or different definition to

"She redefined his duties"

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