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specify

spec·i·fy

specify

 
pronunciation:
spe s faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: specified, specifies, specifying
definition 1: to name or otherwise indicate explicitly.
She specified her niece as the heir to her fortune.Did he specify which brand of coffee he wanted?
synonyms:
define, denominate, designate, name
similar words:
appoint, articulate, assign, call, delineate, denote, detail, enumerate, establish, identify, indicate, itemize, nail down, pin down, point, prescribe, select, spell out, stipulate
definition 2: to include in a set of specifications.
The recipe specified a half teaspoon of vanilla.
similar words:
catalogue, define, detail, enumerate, itemize, list, order, spell out
definition 3: to state explicitly as a condition.
He specified that the agreement contain an escape clause.
synonyms:
stipulate
similar words:
condition, covenant, insist, prescribe, provide, qualify, require
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make something explicitly clear.
similar words:
stipulate
derivation: specifier (n.)