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stip·u·late

stipulate

 
 
pronunciation:
stIp y leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
grammatical pattern:
verb + WH + clause, verb + that
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to specify or arrange as a condition of an agreement.
He has agreed to sell the property but has not yet stipulated a price.The university clearly stipulates the criteria for a student's acceptance into its honors programs.Did they stipulate how they wanted the money to be paid?[verb + WH + clause ] The mortgage lender stipulates that there must be insurance on the property before the loan will be granted.[verb + that ]
synonyms:
designate, fix, specify
similar words:
arrange, condition, covenant, determine, indicate, limit, provide, require, set, state
definition 2: in a contract or other agreement, to promise or guarantee.
synonyms:
guarantee, promise
similar words:
agree, assure, covenant, grant, insure, pledge, warrant
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stipulates, stipulating, stipulated
definition: to specify a condition or conditions that must be satisfied before a contract or other agreement can be made or signed (often fol. by "for.")
The author stipulated for the right to accept or reject illustrations for her book.
similar words:
contract, insist, require
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derivation: stipulator (n.)