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Definition of Specify

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

For example, one way of giving yourself a strong incentive to reach your goal is to commit to pay money to someone if you fail. Better yet, you can specify that you will have to pay a certain sum to a cause that you detest.
Peter Singer
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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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