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specialize

 
Verb specialize has 5 senses
  1. specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down - become more special; "We specialize in dried flowers"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, vary
    Antonyms: diversify, branch out, broaden
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
    --2 is one way to elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. specialize, specialise - suit to a special purpose; "specialize one's research"
    --3 is one way to modify
    Derived form: noun specialization1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. specialize, specialise - devote oneself to a special area of work; "She specializes in honey bees"; "This plumber specialized in jacuzzis"
    --4 is one way to work
    Derived forms: noun specialist2, noun specialist1, noun specialization2, noun specializer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise - evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
    --5 is one way to evolve
    Derived form: noun specialization3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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