Associations to the word «Specify»


SPECIFY, verb. (transitive) To state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.
SPECIFY, verb. (transitive) To include in a specification.
SPECIFY, verb. (transitive) To bring about a specific result.

Dictionary definition

SPECIFY, verb. Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments".
SPECIFY, verb. Decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters".
SPECIFY, verb. Determine the essential quality of.
SPECIFY, verb. Be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?".
SPECIFY, verb. Define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game".
SPECIFY, verb. Design or destine; "She was intended to become the director".
SPECIFY, verb. Select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise".

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