be specific about, cite, define, designate, detail, enumerate, indicate, individualize, itemize, mention, name, particularize, spell out, stipulate
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specify ( specifies 3rd person present) ( specifying present participle) ( specified past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you specify something, you give information about what is required or should happen in a certain situation.
They specified a spacious entrance hall... V n
He has not specified what action he would like them to take. V wh
2 verb If you specify what should happen or be done, you explain it in an exact and detailed way.
Each recipe specifies the size of egg to be used... V n
One rule specifies that learner drivers must be supervised by adults... V that
Patients eat together at a specified time. V-ed
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