Definition of 'specify'
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The discretion conferred by that section was restricted to determining the conditions to be specified. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The terms of the treaty specify that there must be no outstanding legal proceedings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company must have specified a period for you to be tied into a sole agency agreement. The Sun (2016)MPs must now specify the hours that they spend on second jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Entrants must specify their choice of prize when entering. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Winners will receive the dress and size specified in the text as chosen from the availability shown in the picture captions. The Sun (2011)Sometimes these conditions will specify particular grades for specific subjects, tailored towards your chosen course. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Typically, this will specify the size of the house that you can build. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No upper size is specified. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the vast majority of cases the court would reach a clear view one way or the other whether the specified conditions for withholding bail were satisfied. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One can engage in reciprocal exchange using money, as when a friend gives you a loan and does not specify when it must be repaid. Cultural Anthropology (1995)On application you must specify what you need the money for; a maximum of 80 per cent of the loan can go towards tuition fees. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'specify'
British English: specify /ˈspɛsɪˌfaɪ/ VERB
If you specify something, you state it precisely.
Does the recipe specify the size of egg to be used?
- American English: specify
- Arabic: يُحَدِّدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: especificar
- Chinese: 阐明
- Croatian: specificirati
- Czech: specifikovat
- Danish: specificere
- Dutch: specificeren
- European Spanish: especificar
- Finnish: täsmentää
- French: spécifier
- German: spezifizieren
- Greek: προσδιορίζω
- Italian: specificare
- Japanese: 明記する
- Korean: 지정하다
- Norwegian: spesifisere
- Polish: wyszczególnić
- European Portuguese: especificar
- Romanian: a specifica
- Russian: точно определять
- Spanish: especificar
- Swedish: specificera
- Thai: ระบุ
- Turkish: belirtmek
- Ukrainian: уточнювати
- Vietnamese: ghi rõ
Definition of specify from the Collins English Dictionary
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