Specialize Definition

Define what is Specialize?

1. specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise (verb)

become more focus on an area of activity or field of study.

  • She specializes in Near Eastern history.
Antonyms: branch out, broaden, diversify (verb)

vary in order to spread risk or to expand.


vary, alter, change verb
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.


overspecialise, overspecialize verb
become overly specialized.

2. particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify (verb)

be specific about.

  • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?.
Antonyms: generalise, generalize (verb)

speak or write in generalities.


elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, exposit, flesh out, enlarge, expand verb
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.


spell out verb
make explicit; specify in detail.

3. specialise, specialize (verb)

suit to a special purpose.

  • specialize one's research.
  • this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches.
Synonyms: specialise

modify verb
make less severe or harsh or extreme.

4. specialise, specialize (verb)

devote oneself to a special area of work.

  • She specializes in honey bees.
  • This baker specializes in French bread.
Synonyms: specialise

work verb
exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.

5. speciate, differentiate, specialise, specialize (verb)

evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment.


    evolve verb
    undergo development or evolution.

    Nearby Terms

    specialized (adjective)
    developed or designed for a special activity or function

    specializer (noun)
    an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

    specially (adverb)
    in a special manner

    specialness (noun)
    a distinguishing trait

    specialty (noun)
    an asset of special worth or utility

    specialty store (noun)
    a store that sells only one kind of merchandise

    speciate (verb)
    evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment

    speciation (noun)
    the evolution of a biological species

    specie (noun)
    coins collectively

    species (noun)
    (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

    specifiable (adjective satellite)
    capable of being specified

    specific (noun)
    a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

    specific gravity (noun)
    the density of a substance relative to the density of water

    specific heat (noun)
    the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade

    specific performance (noun)
    the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms