HyperDic: specialise

English > 5 senses of the word specialise:
VERBsocialspecialise, specializedevote oneself to a special area of work
communicationspecialise, specify, particularize, particularise, specializebe specific about
changespecialise, specializesuit to a special purpose
changespecialise, specialize, narrow, narrow downbecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study
changespecialise, speciate, differentiate, specializeevolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
English > specialise: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdevote oneself to a special area of work.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymspecialize
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Nounsspecialisationthe special line of work you have adopted as your career
specialist, specialiseran expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
specialistpractices one branch of medicine
English > specialise: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningBe specific about.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsspecify, particularize, particularise, specialize
Narrowerspell outmake explicit
Broaderelaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Oppositegeneralize, generalisespeak or write in generalities / generalities
Spanishespecificar, particularizar
Catalanespecificar
English > specialise: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningsuit to a special purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspecialize
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishespecializar
Catalanespecialitzar
Nounsspecialisationthe act of specializing
English > specialise: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsspecialize, narrow, narrow down
Narroweroverspecialize, overspecialiseBecome overly specialized
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
Oppositediversify, branch out, broadenVary in order to spread risk or to expand
Spanishespecializarse
Catalanespecialitzar-se
English > specialise: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningevolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsspeciate, differentiate, specialize
BroaderevolveUndergo development or evolution / evolution
Spanishdiferenciarse, especializarse
Nounsspecialisation(biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

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