specify

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Specify is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
specify

Third-person singular
specifies

Past tense
specified

Past participle
specified

Present participle
specifying

  1. (transitive) If you specify something, you say exactly which one or how to do something.
    The referee will restart play with a drop ball as specified in law 2.
    We're supposed to meet here on Tuesday, but we forgot to specify a time.

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