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If you’re following a recipe and there’s a broiling step included, it should specify where in the oven to put your pan.

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It has not specified what information the passport will contain, nor has it even issued a call for tenders yet.

However, this understates the true burden attributed to police because some towns didn’t specify how the total was divided among their employees.

Moor said he didn’t have a problem with officers receiving gold badges, but he felt the contract should specify a size and price.

However, the department has refused to specify what those changes might entail.

He declined to specify which details had raised this concern.

Carney declined to specify how the decision to indict Chinese officials publicly was coordinated with the White House.

Miftakhov did not specify what ‘things’ were and (the officer) did not ask him to specify.

People blindly following instructions may not realize they have microwaves with a wattage lower than the instructions specify.

But I would like to see someone specify how far we could cut.

Yet he forebore to specify his injuries; saying, that to name them, would be to stigmatize the whole human race.

There were plenty of ladylike things girls could do, she said, but did not give herself the trouble to specify.

I need only specify Miss Ross and friend, name unknown—to assure you of the high respectability of the assemblage.

They did not specify the “it,” but they were quite convinced of the oddity.

In conclusion, since everybody likes to have a feast now and then, I specify that my diet regimen allows for holidays.


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to specify, such as: cite, define, determine, enumerate, establish, and fix.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.