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spe·cial·ize

 (spĕsh′ə-līz′)
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study: a doctor who specializes in cardiology.
b. To provide something in particular or have something as a focus: The shop specializes in mountain-climbing gear.
2. Biology To become adapted to a specific function or environment; undergo specialization.
v.tr.
1. To give a particular character or function to: specialized her field of research.
2. Biology To adapt to a particular function or environment; cause to undergo specialization.
3. Archaic To make specific mention of; specify.

specialize

(ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz) or

specialise

vb
1. (intr) to train in or devote oneself to a particular area of study, occupation, or activity
2. (Biology) (usually passive) to cause (organisms or their parts) to develop in a way most suited to a particular environment or way of life or (of organisms, etc) to develop in this way
3. (tr) to modify or make suitable for a special use or purpose
4. (tr) to mention specifically; specify
5. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to endorse (a commercial paper) to a specific payee
ˌspecialiˈzation, ˌspecialiˈsation n

spe•cial•ize

(ˈspɛʃ əˌlaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to pursue some special line of study, work, etc.; have a specialty.
2. (of an organism or one of its organs) to be adapted to a special function or environment.
v.t.
3. to invest with a special character, function, etc.
4. to adapt to special conditions; restrict to specific limits.
5. to specify; particularize.
[1605–15; < French spécialiser. See special, -ize]
spe`cial•i•za′tion, n.

specialize


Past participle: specialized
Gerund: specializing

Imperative
specialize
specialize
Present
I specialize
you specialize
he/she/it specializes
we specialize
you specialize
they specialize
Preterite
I specialized
you specialized
he/she/it specialized
we specialized
you specialized
they specialized
Present Continuous
I am specializing
you are specializing
he/she/it is specializing
we are specializing
you are specializing
they are specializing
Present Perfect
I have specialized
you have specialized
he/she/it has specialized
we have specialized
you have specialized
they have specialized
Past Continuous
I was specializing
you were specializing
he/she/it was specializing
we were specializing
you were specializing
they were specializing
Past Perfect
I had specialized
you had specialized
he/she/it had specialized
we had specialized
you had specialized
they had specialized
Future
I will specialize
you will specialize
he/she/it will specialize
we will specialize
you will specialize
they will specialize
Future Perfect
I will have specialized
you will have specialized
he/she/it will have specialized
we will have specialized
you will have specialized
they will have specialized
Future Continuous
I will be specializing
you will be specializing
he/she/it will be specializing
we will be specializing
you will be specializing
they will be specializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been specializing
you have been specializing
he/she/it has been specializing
we have been specializing
you have been specializing
they have been specializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been specializing
you will have been specializing
he/she/it will have been specializing
we will have been specializing
you will have been specializing
they will have been specializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been specializing
you had been specializing
he/she/it had been specializing
we had been specializing
you had been specializing
they had been specializing
Conditional
I would specialize
you would specialize
he/she/it would specialize
we would specialize
you would specialize
they would specialize
Past Conditional
I would have specialized
you would have specialized
he/she/it would have specialized
we would have specialized
you would have specialized
they would have specialized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.specialize - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
overspecialise, overspecialize - become overly specialized; "She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"
branch out, broaden, diversify - vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"
2.specialize - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
spell out - make explicit; specify in detail; "You should spell out your demands"
3.specialize - suit to a special purpose; "specialize one's research"; "this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
4.specialize - devote oneself to a special area of work; "She specializes in honey bees"; "This baker specializes in French bread"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
5.specialize - evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
evolve - undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
Translations
specializovat se
specialisere
erikoistua
specijalizirati
specializálja magát
sérhæfa sig í
専門にする
전문으로 하다
špecializovať sa
specializirati se
specialisera (sig)
เชี่ยวชาญเป็นพิเศษ
chuyên về

specialize

[ˈspeʃəlaɪz] VIespecializarse (in en) she specialized in Russianse especializó en ruso
we specialize in skiing equipmentestamos especializados en material de esquí

specialize

[ˈspɛʃəlaɪz] specialise (British) vise spécialiser
to specialize in sth → se spécialiser dans qch
We specialize in skiing equipment → Nous nous spécialisons dans les articles de ski.

specialize

visich spezialisieren (→ in auf +acc); we specialize in …wir haben uns auf … (acc)spezialisiert
vt the species/tail has been specializeddie Art/der Schwanz hat sich gesondert entwickelt

specialize

[ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz] vi to specialize (in)specializzarsi (in)

special

(ˈspeʃəl) adjective
1. out of the ordinary; un-usual or exceptional. a special occasion; a special friend.
2. appointed, arranged, designed etc for a particular purpose. a special messenger; a special tool for drilling holes.
noun
something which is special. There's a special (= a special train) due through here at 5.20.
ˈspecialist noun
a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field. Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality (speʃiˈəti) , (American) specialty (ˈspeʃəlti) plurals speciˈalities, ~ˈspecialties noun
1. a special product for which one is well-known. Brown bread is this baker's speciality.
2. a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge. His speciality is physics.
ˈspecialize, ˈspecialise verb
(usually with in) go give one's attention (to), work (in), or study (a particular job, subject etc). He specializes in fixing computers.
ˌspecialiˈzation, ˌspecialiˈsation noun
ˈspecialized, ˈspecialised adjective
(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing.
ˈspecially adverb
1. with one particular purpose. I picked these flowers specially for you; a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.
2. particularly; exceptionally. He's a nice child, but not specially clever.

specialize

يَتَخَصَّصُ specializovat se specialisere spezialisieren ειδικεύομαι especializarse erikoistua se spécialiser specijalizirati specializzarsi 専門にする 전문으로 하다 specialiseren spesialisere wyspecjalizować się especializar-se специализироваться specialisera (sig) เชี่ยวชาญเป็นพิเศษ uzmanlaşmak chuyên về 精通于

spe·cial·ize

v. especializarse.
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