Synonyms for (verb) specify

Synonyms: assign, set apart, specify

Definition: select something or someone for a specific purpose

Usage: The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: intend, designate, destine, specify

Definition: design or destine

Usage: She was intended to become the director

Similar words: plan

Definition: make plans for something

Usage: He is planning a trip with his family


Synonyms: pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow, narrow down, specify

Definition: define clearly

Usage: I cannot narrow down the rules for this game

Similar words: determine

Definition: fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

Usage: the tree determines the border of the property


Synonyms: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix

Definition: decide upon or fix definitely

Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: qualify, specify, stipulate, condition

Definition: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

Usage: The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life; The contract stipulates the dates of the payments

Similar words: undertake, contract

Definition: enter into a contractual arrangement


Synonyms: specialise, specialize, specify, particularise, particularize

Definition: be specific about

Usage: Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

Similar words: lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, enlarge, flesh out

Definition: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

Usage: She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation


Synonyms: specify, define, delimit, delimitate, delineate

Definition: determine the essential quality of

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer