What are some alternative words for specialize?

Synonyms for specialize
ˈspɛʃ əˌlaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down(verb)

    become more focus on an area of activity or field of study

    "She specializes in Near Eastern history"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, constringe, speciate, particularize, peg down, nail down, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, contract, specify, narrow, pin down, constrict

    Antonyms:
    broaden, branch out, diversify

  2. specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise(verb)

    be specific about

    "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

    Synonyms:
    stipulate, set apart, destine, set, delimit, specialise, condition, speciate, particularize, designate, delineate, determine, define, delimitate, narrow, qualify, specify, fix, peg down, narrow down, nail down, assign, differentiate, intend, limit, pin down, particularise

    Antonyms:
    broaden, branch out, diversify

  3. specialize, specialise(verb)

    suit to a special purpose

    "specialize one's research"; "this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, speciate, particularize, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, specify, narrow

    Antonyms:
    branch out, broaden, diversify

  4. specialize, specialise(verb)

    devote oneself to a special area of work

    "She specializes in honey bees"; "This baker specializes in French bread"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, speciate, particularize, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, specify, narrow

    Antonyms:
    branch out, diversify, broaden

  5. speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise(verb)

    evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, differentiate, specialise, mark, speciate, severalize, narrow down, specify, severalise, separate, secernate, secern, tell apart, tell, particularize, narrow, particularise

    Antonyms:
    branch out, diversify, broaden

Wiktionary

  1. specialize(verb)

    Antonyms:
    generalize

  2. specialize(verb)

    Antonyms:
    generalize

  3. specialize(verb)

    Antonyms:
    generalize

  4. specialize(verb)

    Antonyms:
    generalize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    specialise, specialized

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How to use specialize in a sentence?

  1. Seemal Desai:

    Darker skin tones can certainly be more challenging, and I do think Mona Gohara have to see lots of patients with different skin tones to pick up on clues, there are dermatologists out there who specialize in skin of color.

  2. Michael Watkins:

    We specialize in spacecraft, not medical device manufacturing, but excellent engineering, rigorous testing and rapid prototyping are some of our specialties. When people at JPL realized they might have what it takes to support the medical community and the broader community, they felt it was their duty to share their ingenuity, expertise and drive.

  3. Dennis Dick:

    Everything else has been so bad that tech is now seen as a safe-haven, it's like we're back in 1999, where if you had a website, you were hot. Now, if you specialize in selling online, you're hot.

  4. Theodore Roethke:

    What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

  5. The Times:

    Ms. Brown described herself in an interview as a government contractor — ‘almost like a broker,’ she said — who does not keep employees or specialize in any field but is able to procure subcontracted work as needed, and get a cut of the money along the way. She claims a fashion line and has several self-published books, and describes herself on Twitter as ‘A Diva, Mogul, Author, Idealist with scars to prove it,’.


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