Part of speech: past tense


Part of speech: past participle

To mention particularly.

Part of speech: verb

To state in explicit terms; mention particularly.

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Usage examples "specify":

  1. " Your father did not specify the route or method. - "The Last Hope", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. 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", Ralph Connor.
  3. 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", Stewart Edward White.