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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. Jeb Bush:

    Seniors will still get a simple brochure in the mail from the government every fall, they will be able to review and choose from their local options from Humana, Anthem, United or another private plan, or traditional Medicare. Seniors will have access to new options, like plans that specialize in treating congestive heart failure or diabetes or Alzheimer's.

  2. Voormi CEO Dan English:

    Our goal isn’t to build a 150-person garment factory here in Pagosa Springs, we want to spread the work among other small manufacturers who, combined, will equal that big factory. The idea is to give us the flexibility to move work around and allow certain factories to specialize in certain tasks.

  3. 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,’.

  4. 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.

  5. Thor Halvorsson:

    It’s the sort of thing they specialize in—mainstreaming false smears, allegations that are so salacious and over the top that people assume they must be true, they did this with Browder, they did this with two other whistleblowers and they did this with me –they are outrageous accusations where innocence just isn’t enough.


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