HyperDic: specify

English > 7 senses of the word specify:
VERBcommunicationspecify, stipulate, qualify, conditionspecify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement
communicationspecify, set, determine, define, fix, limitdecide upon or fix definitely
stativespecify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitatedetermine the essential quality of
communicationspecify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialisebe specific about
cognitionspecify, pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrowdefine clearly
cognitionspecify, intend, destine, designatedesign or destine
cognitionspecify, assign, set apartselect something or someone for a specific purpose
specify > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'sahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > specify: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningSpecify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsstipulate, qualify, condition
NarrowerprovideDetermine (what is to happen / happen in certain contingencies) , especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
Broadercontract, undertakeEnter into a contractual arrangement
Similar tostipulateGive a guarantee or promise of
Spanishconcretar, condicionar, disponer, especificar, estipular, precisar
Catalanconcretar, condicionar, especificar, estipular, precisar
Nounsspecificationa restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
specificationa detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
English > specify: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdecide upon or fix definitely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "specify the parameters"
Synonymsset, determine, define, fix, limit
NarrowerdefineGive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word
namemention and identify by name
quantifyUse as a quantifier
resetSet anew
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishconcertar, determinar, especificar, fijar, precisar
Catalanconcertar, determinar, especificar, fixar
English > specify: 7 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningDetermine the essential quality of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsdefine, delineate, delimit, delimitate
NarrowerdetermineFix in scope
redefineGive a new or different definition to
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishacotar, concretar, definirse, definir, delimitar, delinear, especificar, precisar
Catalanacotar, concretar, definir-se, definir, delimitar, especificar, precisar
English > specify: 7 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningBe specific about.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey specify that there was a traffic accident
Example"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
Synonymsparticularize, particularise, specialize, specialise
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 > specify: 7 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningdefine clearly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow
Narrowerconcretizemake something concrete
BroaderdetermineFix in scope
Spanishclavar, especificar, identificar exactamente, reducir
Catalanespecificar
Nounsspecifiersomeone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent / patent)
English > specify: 7 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningdesign or destine.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsintend, destine, designate
Narrowercalculate, aim, directspecifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
designPlan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
meandestine or designate for a certain purpose
slatedesignate or schedule
Broaderplanmake plans for something
Spanishdesignar, destinar
Catalandesignar, destinar
English > specify: 7 senses > verb 7, cognition
Meaningselect something or someone for a specific purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsassign, set apart
Narrowerdedicateset apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
detailAssign to a specific task
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishasignar, designar, destinar, diferenciar, especificar
Catalanassignar, diferenciar, especificar
Nounsspecificationnaming explicitly

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