1. [ verb ] become more special
Synonyms: narrow specialise narrow_down

"We specialize in dried flowers"

Related terms: diversify change overspecialize
2. [ verb ] suit to a special purpose
Synonyms: specialise

"specialize one's research"

Related terms: modify specialization
3. [ verb ] be specific about
Synonyms: specify specialise particularise particularize

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

Related terms: generalize elaborate spell_out particularization
4. [ verb ] 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
Synonyms: differentiate specialise speciate
Related terms: evolve evolve specialization
5. [ verb ] (work) devote oneself to a special area of work
Synonyms: specialise

"She specializes in honey bees" "This plumber specialized in jacuzzis"

Related terms: work be specialist specialist
Similar spelling:   specializer