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Pronunciation:  'speshu`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment, of populations of plants and animals
  2. [v]  become more special; "We specialize in dried flowers"
  3. [v]  suit to a special purpose; "specialize one's research"
  4. [v]  be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
  5. [v]  devote oneself to a special area of work; "She specializes in honey bees"; "This plumber specialized in jacuzzis"

SPECIALIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: differentiate, narrow, narrow down, particularise, particularize, specialise, specialise, specialise, speciate, specify
 Antonyms: branch out, broaden, diversify, generalise, generalize
 See Also: alter, change, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, evolve, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate, modify, overspecialise, overspecialize, spell out, vary, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spe"cial*ize\, v. t.
1. To mention specially; to particularize.

2. To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to
   a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.

3. (Biol.) To supply with an organ or organs having a special
   function or functions.