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Definition of Specify


  1. To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased.

Specify Quotations

I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same.
Floyd Abrams

Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court, treaties which not only specify the composition of the court, but also its procedure.
Ludwig Quidde

It's so funny that people specify that year because in a way it was the biggest battle for me health wise.
Brady Anderson

Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction against the United States or its allies must first consider the consequences... We would not specify in advance what our response would be, but it would be both overwhelming and devastating.
William J. Perry

I don't feel a real need to specify the meaning of something. When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn't know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music.
Kyp Malone
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Specify Translations

specify in Dutch is specificeren
specify in German is Einzelbestimmung, angeben
specify in Portuguese is especifique
specify in Spanish is detallar, acaudillar, especificar
specify in Swedish is specifiera
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