To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased.
- To state explicitly or in detail: specified the amount needed.
- To include in a specification.
- To state as a condition: specified that they be included in the will.
- To determine or bring about (a specific result): a gene that specifies the synthesis of a single protein.