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Meaning & Definition of Specialize in English

English

Specialize

/spɛʃəlaɪz/

verb

1. Become more focus on an area of activity or field of study

  • "She specializes in near eastern history"
    synonym:
  • specialize
  • ,
  • specialise
  • ,
  • narrow
  • ,
  • narrow down

2. Be specific about

  • "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
    synonym:
  • specify
  • ,
  • particularize
  • ,
  • particularise
  • ,
  • specialize
  • ,
  • specialise

3. Suit to a special purpose

  • "Specialize one's research"
  • "This kind of beak has become specialized in certain galapagos finches"
    synonym:
  • specialize
  • ,
  • specialise

4. Devote oneself to a special area of work

  • "She specializes in honey bees"
  • "This baker specializes in french bread"
    synonym:
  • specialize
  • ,
  • specialise

5. Evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment

    synonym:
  • speciate
  • ,
  • differentiate
  • ,
  • specialize
  • ,
  • specialise

Examples of using

He decided to specialize in physics at college.
The number of students who specialize in biology will increase from now on.