What does the word specify mean?

    Part of speech: past tense, past participle

  • Specified.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To state in explicit terms; mention particularly.

Usage examples for specify

  1. Upon discovery by Rover, he made so piteous an appeal for refuge from some pursuing terror which he declined to specify, that the boys agreed to conceal him a night and a day till they were well on their way along the north shore of Lake Superior. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. The rule does not specify an episode in one man's life; it might be in the life of a family, or a state, or even of a whole people. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White