- to make a specific mention or statement.
Origin of specify
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Related Words for specifiesindicate, fix, stipulate, mention, limit, determine, enumerate, establish, cite, define, slot, blueprint, set, name, particularize, make, list, detail, peg, instance
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Contemporary Examples of specifies
But the constitution also specifies that mandatory individual agreements with the government are required.In Italy, Religious Minorities Struggle (Vainly) for Official Recognition
November 14, 2013
Historical Examples of specifies
It specifies the very terms and limits of the authority thus conferred.Rienzi
Edward Bulwer Lytton
When we hear the knocks as he specifies we must open the door and let him in.Five Thousand Miles Underground
It then specifies some of the things, and it then says that the things specified are not all that may be included.
Dion Cassius speaks of a census, but he specifies no number.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
That, however, specifies no superiority in the methods of the monarchy.The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
- to refer to or state specifically
- to state as a condition
- to state or include in the specification of
Word Origin for specify
Word Origin and History for specifies
c.1300, from Old French specifier (13c.), from Late Latin specificare "mention particularly," from specifus (see specific). Related: Specified; specifying.