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Synonyms for specializeˈspɛʃ əˌlaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    "She specializes in Near Eastern history"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, constringe, speciate, particularize, peg down, nail down, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, contract, specify, narrow, pin down, specialize, constrict

    Antonyms:
    broaden, branch out, diversify

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

    be specific about

    "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

    Synonyms:
    stipulate, set apart, specialize, destine, set, delimit, specialise, condition, speciate, particularize, designate, delineate, determine, define, delimitate, narrow, qualify, specify, fix, peg down, narrow down, nail down, assign, differentiate, intend, limit, pin down, particularise

    Antonyms:
    broaden, branch out, diversify

  3. specialize, specialise(verb)

    suit to a special purpose

    "specialize one's research"; "this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, speciate, particularize, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, specify, narrow, specialize

    Antonyms:
    branch out, broaden, diversify

  4. specialize, specialise(verb)

    devote oneself to a special area of work

    "She specializes in honey bees"; "This baker specializes in French bread"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, speciate, particularize, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, specify, narrow, specialize

    Antonyms:
    branch out, diversify, broaden

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

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

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, differentiate, specialize, specialise, mark, speciate, severalize, narrow down, specify, severalise, separate, secernate, secern, tell apart, tell, particularize, narrow, particularise

    Antonyms:
    branch out, diversify, broaden

Wiktionary

  1. specialize(verb)

    Antonyms:
    generalize

  2. specialize(verb)

    To mention specially; to particularize.

    Antonyms:
    generalize

  3. specialize(verb)

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

    Antonyms:
    generalize

  4. specialize(verb)

    To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.

    Antonyms:
    generalize

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