specify  

  • Definition of specify

    • (v): select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"  
    • (v): design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"  
    • (v): define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"  
    • (v): decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"  
    • (v): specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"  
    • (v): be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"  
    • (v): determine the essential quality of  

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