Synonyms for specify
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To state (Latin sto, stand) is to set forth explicitly, formally, or particularly in speech or writing. Assert (Latin ad, to, and sero, bind) is strongly personal, signifying to state boldly and positively what the one making the statement has not attempted and may not attempt to prove. Affirm has less of egotism than assert (as seen in the word self-assertion), coming nearer to aver. It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly. In legal usage, affirm has a general agreement with depose and testify; it differs from swear in not invoking the name of God. To assure is to state with such authority and confidence as the speaker feels ought to make the hearer sure. Certify is more formal, and applies rather to written documents or legal processes. Assure, certify, inform, apply to the person; affirm, etc., to the thing. Assert is combative; assure is conciliatory. I assert my right to cross the river; I assure my friend it is perfectly safe. To aver is to state positively what is within one's own knowledge or matter of deep conviction. One may assert himself, or assert his right to what he is willing to contend for; or he may assert in discussion what he is ready to maintain by argument or evidence. To assert without proof is always to lay oneself open to the suspicion of having no proof to offer, and seems to arrogate too much to one's personal authority, and hence in such cases both the verb assert and its noun assertion have an unfavorable sense; we say a mere assertion, a bare assertion, his unsupported assertion; he asserted his innocence has less force than he affirmed or maintained his innocence. Affirm, state, and tell have not the controversial sense of assert, but are simply declarative. To vindicate is to defend successfully what is assailed. Almost every criminal will assert his innocence; the honest man will seldom lack means to vindicate his integrity.
affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, declare, depose, express, inform, maintain, predicate, pronounce, propound, protest, say, set forth, state, swear, tell, testify
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stipulate, qualify, condition, specifyverb
specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
"The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
particularise, modify, characterize, qualify, narrow, fix, characterise, delineate, pin down, dispose, determine, particularize, assign, define, train, intend, nail down, destine, designate, specialize, delimit, specialise, discipline, restrict, measure up, set apart, delimitate, stipulate, limit, set, condition, peg down, narrow down, check
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limitverb
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
specialise, particularise, localize, restore, make, gear up, fructify, doctor, sterilise, coiffure, cook, mend, delimitate, delimit, mold, peg down, put, fixate, regulate, do, unsex, posit, condition, place, learn, fix, countersink, arrange, make up one's mind, desexualise, set up, define, desexualize, pay back, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, trammel, localise, ascertain, mark, circumscribe, go under, square up, check, correct, secure, nail down, repair, delineate, particularize, set, position, decide, touch on, find out, see, sic, square off, limit, jell, restrict, prepare, destine, situate, coiffe, find, throttle, deposit, furbish up, get, pose, pin down, influence, typeset, rig, sterilize, qualify, bound, determine, narrow, set apart, desex, narrow down, watch, go down, congeal, intend, assign, confine, fasten, pay off, bushel, stipulate, restrain, shape, settle, lay out, specialize, adjust, designate
specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitateverb
determine the essential quality of
particularise, qualify, narrow, nail down, describe, outline, demarcate, delineate, pin down, determine, particularize, assign, intend, destine, designate, specialize, limn, delimit, specialise, stipulate, line, subtend, delimitate, draw, define, limit, trace, set, condition, peg down, fix, narrow down, set apart
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseverb
be specific about
"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
stipulate, set apart, specialize, destine, set, delimit, specialise, condition, speciate, particularize, designate, delineate, determine, define, delimitate, narrow, qualify, fix, peg down, narrow down, nail down, assign, differentiate, intend, limit, pin down, particularise
pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specifyverb
"I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
particularise, constrict, qualify, narrow, pin up, destine, nail, peg down, fix, trap, delineate, pin down, determine, particularize, assign, define, finalise, intend, nail down, contract, designate, specialize, delimit, specialise, constringe, peg, set apart, delimitate, stipulate, limit, set, condition, finalize, narrow down, settle
intend, destine, designate, specifyverb
design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"
fate, qualify, narrow, peg down, show, fix, nail down, delineate, stand for, point, pin down, doom, determine, indicate, particularize, assign, think, intend, signify, delegate, destine, designate, specialize, mean, depute, delimit, specialise, stipulate, delimitate, define, limit, denominate, condition, particularise, set, narrow down, set apart
assign, specify, set apartverb
select something or someone for a specific purpose
"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
sequester, particularise, qualify, narrow, put, portion, fix, allot, delineate, pin down, determine, particularize, assign, define, ascribe, intend, sequestrate, arrogate, nail down, delegate, destine, designate, specialize, depute, delimit, specialise, attribute, set apart, impute, delimitate, keep apart, stipulate, limit, set, condition, peg down, isolate, narrow down
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Did the famous shipbuilder, Donald Mackay specify as 'right' or'left' when describing the 'yardarms' on the masts of his globe-girdling China Clipper sailing ships?
A doctor can bury his mistakes but a supplier based engineer can only advise the product designer to specify a heavier texture.
The agreement does not specify a geographical area, which means in theory it applies to both, but out of experience, Israel will not allow it to work in Gaza.
I was there for the fundraiser and I was there for the part where this conversation occurred, what I'll just say in general is that President Obama made a case that would be familiar to all of you, which is that as Democrats move through this competitive primary process, we need to be mindful of the fact that our success in November in electing a Democratic president will depend on the commitment and ability of the Democratic Party to come together behind our nominee. And the President did not indicate or specify a preference in the race.
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