Definition of Specialize in English :

Define Specialize in English

Specialize meaning in English

Meaning of Specialize in English

Pronunciation of Specialize in English

Specialize pronunciation in English

Pronounce Specialize in English


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1. narrow, narrow down, specialise, specialize

become more focus on an area of activity or field of study

Example Sentences:
'She specializes in Near Eastern history'

2. particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify

be specific about

Example Sentences:
'Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?'

3. specialise, specialize

suit to a special purpose

Example Sentences:
'specialize one's research'
'this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches'

4. specialise, specialize

devote oneself to a special area of work

Example Sentences:
'She specializes in honey bees'
'This baker specializes in French bread'

5. differentiate, specialise, specialize, speciate

evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of specialize
1. (intransitive)
to train in or devote oneself to a particular area of study, occupation, or activity
2. (usually passive)
to cause (organisms or their parts) to develop in a way most suited to a particular environment or way of life or (of organisms, etc) to develop in this way
3. (transitive)
to modify or make suitable for a special use or purpose
4. (transitive)
to mention specifically; specify
5. (transitive)
to endorse (a commercial paper) to a specific payee

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈspecialˌized or ˈspecialˌizing
to make special, specific, or particular; specify
to direct toward or concentrate on a specific end
3.  Biology
to adapt (parts or organs) to a special condition, use, or requirement
verb intransitive
to make a special study of something or work only in one part or branch of a subject, profession, etc.
to specialize in medieval history
5.  Biology
to become adapted to meet a special condition, use, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
a. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study: a doctor who specializes in cardiology.
b. To provide something in particular or have something as a focus: The shop specializes in mountain-climbing gear.
2. Biology To become adapted to a specific function or environment; undergo specialization.
1. To give a particular character or function to: specialized her field of research.
2. Biology To adapt to a particular function or environment; cause to undergo specialization.
3. Archaic To make specific mention of; specify.

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