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Definition of specify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they specify
he / she / it specifies
past simple specified
-ing form specifying
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to state something, especially by giving an exact measurement, time, exact instructions, etc. specify something Remember to specify your size when ordering clothes. Forms must be returned by the specified date. specify who, what, etc… The contract clearly specifies who can operate the machinery. specify that… The regulations specify that calculators may not be used in the examination.
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