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 for specialise
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: devote oneself to a special area of work; "She specializes
           in honey bees"; "This baker specializes in French bread"
           [syn: specialize, specialise]
      2: be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism
         of my paper?" [syn: specify, particularize,
         particularise, specialize, specialise] [ant:
         generalise, generalize]
      3: suit to a special purpose; "specialize one's research"; "this
         kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos
         finches" [syn: specialize, specialise]
      4: become more focus on an area of activity or field of study;
         "She specializes in Near Eastern history" [syn: specialize,
         specialise, narrow, narrow down] [ant: branch out,
         broaden, diversify]
      5: evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way
         most suited to the environment [syn: speciate,
         differentiate, specialize, specialise]

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