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specify (v.)

early 14c., "to speak;" mid-14c. "to name explicitly," from Old French specifier, especefier (13c.) and directly from Late Latin specificare "mention particularly," from specificus (see specific). Related: Specified; specifying.

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Definitions of specify

specify (v.)
decide upon or fix definitely;
specify the parameters
Synonyms: set / determine / define / fix / limit
specify (v.)
determine the essential quality of;
Synonyms: define / delineate / delimit / delimitate
specify (v.)
be specific about;
Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?
Synonyms: particularize / particularise / specialize / specialise
specify (v.)
define clearly;
Synonyms: pin down / peg down / nail down / narrow down / narrow
specify (v.)
design or destine;
Synonyms: intend / destine / designate
specify (v.)
select something or someone for a specific purpose;
Synonyms: assign / set apart
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