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Definition of stipulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stipulate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpjuleɪt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stipulate
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpjuleɪt//
 
he / she / it stipulates
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpjuleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpjuleɪts//
 
past simple stipulated
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpjuleɪtɪd//
 
past participle stipulated
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpjuleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form stipulating
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to state clearly and firmly that something must be done, or how it must be done synonym specify stipulate something A delivery date is stipulated in the contract. stipulate that… The job advertisement stipulates that the applicant must have three years' experience. stipulate what, how, etc… The policy stipulates what form of consent is required. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin stipulat- ‘demanded as a formal promise’, from the verb stipulari.
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