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specify

[ spes-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞sp蓻s 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), spec路i路fied, spec路i路fy路ing.
to mention or name specifically or definitely; state in detail: He did not specify the amount needed.
to give a specific character to.
to set forth as a specification.
to name or state as a condition: He specified that he be given my power of attorney.
verb (used without object), spec路i路fied, spec路i路fy路ing.
to make a specific mention or statement.
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Origin of specify

1250鈥1300; Middle English specyfyen<Old French specifier<Medieval Latin specific膩re.See specific, -fy

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British Dictionary definitions for specify

specify
/ (藞sp蓻s瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr; may take a clause as object)
to refer to or state specifically
to state as a condition
to state or include in the specification of

Derived forms of specify

specificative (藞sp蓻s瑟f瑟藢ke瑟t瑟v), adjectivespecifier, noun

Word Origin for specify

C13: from Medieval Latin specific膩re to describe
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