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Specialize   /spˈɛʃəlˌaɪz/   Listen
Specialize

verb
1.
Become more focus on an area of activity or field of study.  Synonyms: narrow, narrow down, specialise.
2.
Be specific about.  Synonyms: particularise, particularize, specialise, specify.
3.
Suit to a special purpose.  Synonym: specialise.  "This kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"
4.
Devote oneself to a special area of work.  Synonym: specialise.  "This baker specializes in French bread"
5.
Evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment.  Synonyms: differentiate, specialise, speciate.



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"Specialize" Quotes from Famous Books



... found out since—called him on to the terrace. Don't look as if you wanted to eat me, Lord Ernest. I've won my way up from the bottom rung of the ladder by keeping my eyes open, and by putting two and two together. I specialize on that. I don't suppose there's another man in Cairo except me and you, would have recognized Fenton, so you needn't worry. I twigged that he'd dressed up for serious business, not for fun, because I read about some smart coups ...
— It Happened in Egypt • C. N. Williamson & A. M. Williamson

... that to others seems monotonous drudgery. But with all its drawbacks it still is the best way for man to work and while we must labor to eliminate the condition of drudgery, we must face the plain fact that competition between men, industries, states and nations makes it absolutely necessary to specialize. ...
— Industrial Progress and Human Economics • James Hartness

... purchased from reputable dealers, of whom there are many in this country. These dealers specialize in growing young trees and selling them at the low cost of three to ten dollars per thousand. In States in which a Forestry Commission has been inaugurated, there have also been established State nurseries ...
— Studies of Trees • Jacob Joshua Levison



Words linked to "Specialize" :   change, expatiate, work, specialization, overspecialise, lucubrate, enlarge, alter, generalize, diversify, modify, specialist, spell out, expound, evolve, exposit, expand, dilate, elaborate, flesh out, vary



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