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Economists specialize in pointing out unpleasant trade-offs - a skill that is on full display in the health care debate. We want patients to receive the best care available. We also want consumers to pay less. And we don't want to bankrupt the government or private insurers. Something must give.
Sendhil Mullainathan

Meaning of "specialize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPECIALIZE

specialize  [ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPECIALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Specialize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb specialize in English.

WHAT DOES SPECIALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of specialize in the English dictionary

The first definition of specialize in the dictionary is to train in or devote oneself to a particular area of study, occupation, or activity. Other definition of specialize is to cause to develop in a way most suited to a particular environment or way of life or to develop in this way. Specialize is also to modify or make suitable for a special use or purpose.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPECIALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I specialize
you specialize
he/she/it specializes
we specialize
you specialize
they specialize
Present continuous
I am specializing
you are specializing
he/she/it is specializing
we are specializing
you are specializing
they are specializing
Present perfect
I have specialized
you have specialized
he/she/it has specialized
we have specialized
you have specialized
they have specialized
Present perfect continuous
I have been specializing
you have been specializing
he/she/it has been specializing
we have been specializing
you have been specializing
they have been specializing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I specialized
you specialized
he/she/it specialized
we specialized
you specialized
they specialized
Past continuous
I was specializing
you were specializing
he/she/it was specializing
we were specializing
you were specializing
they were specializing
Past perfect
I had specialized
you had specialized
he/she/it had specialized
we had specialized
you had specialized
they had specialized
Past perfect continuous
I had been specializing
you had been specializing
he/she/it had been specializing
we had been specializing
you had been specializing
they had been specializing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will specialize
you will specialize
he/she/it will specialize
we will specialize
you will specialize
they will specialize
Future continuous
I will be specializing
you will be specializing
he/she/it will be specializing
we will be specializing
you will be specializing
they will be specializing
Future perfect
I will have specialized
you will have specialized
he/she/it will have specialized
we will have specialized
you will have specialized
they will have specialized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been specializing
you will have been specializing
he/she/it will have been specializing
we will have been specializing
you will have been specializing
they will have been specializing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would specialize
you would specialize
he/she/it would specialize
we would specialize
you would specialize
they would specialize
Conditional continuous
I would be specializing
you would be specializing
he/she/it would be specializing
we would be specializing
you would be specializing
they would be specializing
Conditional perfect
I would have specialize
you would have specialize
he/she/it would have specialize
we would have specialize
you would have specialize
they would have specialize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been specializing
you would have been specializing
he/she/it would have been specializing
we would have been specializing
you would have been specializing
they would have been specializing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you specialize
we let´s specialize
you specialize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to specialize
Past participle
specialized
Present Participle
specializing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPECIALIZE


artificialise
ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəˌlaɪz
artificialize
ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəˌlaɪz
commercialize
kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz
deracialize
diːˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz
dissocialize
dɪsˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
essentialise
ɪˈsɛnʃəˌlaɪz
essentialize
ɪˈsenʃəˌlaɪz
initialize
ɪˈnɪʃəˌlaɪz
overspecialise
ˌəʊvəˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
overspecialize
ˌəʊvəˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
provincialize
prəˈvɪnʃəˌlaɪz
racialize
ˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz
resocialise
riːˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
resocialize
riːˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
socialise
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
socialize
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
subspecialise
sʌbˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
subspecialize
ˈsʌbspeʃəˌlaɪz
substantialise
səbˈstænʃəˌlaɪz
superficialize
ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPECIALIZE

special theory of relativity
special-delivery
specialiser
specialism
specialist
specialist registrar
specialist teacher
specialistic
specialities
speciality
specialization
specialized
specialized subject
specializer
specialled
specialling
specially
specialness
specialties
specialty

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPECIALIZE

Belize
capitalize
contextualize
crystalize
decriminalize
finalize
generalize
immortalize
legalize
localize
marginalize
materialize
nationalize
neutralize
normalize
personalize
rationalize
realize
revitalize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of specialize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «specialize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPECIALIZE

Find out the translation of specialize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of specialize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «specialize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精通于
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

especializarse
570 millions of speakers

English

specialize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशेषज्ञ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَخَصَّصُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

специализироваться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

especializar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশেষজ্ঞ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se spécialiser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengkhususan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

spezialisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

専門にする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전문으로 하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngemutake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuyên về
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிபுணத்துவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विशेषज्ञ करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uzmanlaşmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

specializzarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyspecjalizować się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спеціалізуватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se specializa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ειδικεύομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spesialiseer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

specialisera (sig)
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spesialisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of specialize

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIALIZE»

The term «specialize» is very widely used and occupies the 11.964 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIALIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about specialize

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPECIALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word specialize.
1
Ron Ben-Israel
There are divisions between a culinary chef and a dessert chef, also called a pastry chef. There are specializations within the pastry chef field. Some pastry chefs specialize in baking breads, while others are master cake designers. Each field requires an exceptional level of creativity and attention to detail.
2
Harry Knowles
I specialize in cool inside movie news. Specifically, the news from movies that excite us fans.
3
John Langdon
As both a fine artist and a graphic designer, I specialize in the visual presentation of words.
4
Mark Leibovich
I have been a print reporter my whole career. It's all I ever wanted to be. I specialize in political profiles. I have probably profiled hundreds of people over the years, people in very powerful positions. People don't always like what I write, but most people still talk to me.
5
Jenny McCarthy
Corner one of the hundreds of doctors who specialize in autism recovery, and they'll tell you stories of dozens of kids in their practice who no longer have autism. Ask them to speak to the press and they'll run for the door. They know better.
6
Sendhil Mullainathan
Economists specialize in pointing out unpleasant trade-offs - a skill that is on full display in the health care debate. We want patients to receive the best care available. We also want consumers to pay less. And we don't want to bankrupt the government or private insurers. Something must give.
7
Margaret Murray
The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize, but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call for the wide view of the human race, of its growth from the savage to the civilized, which is seen in all stages of social and religious development.
8
Theodore Roethke
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
9
Aaron Sanchez
When I was a teenager, I worked in New Orleans for a chef named Paul Prudhomme. That was a very important time in my life as a chef. I developed my palate and learned a lot. And here I am now. I specialize in modern Mexican and contemporary Latin cuisines.
10
Frank Scott
I have three degrees in history and only one in law, but since I came back to specialize in constitutional law where history is so essentially a part and an explanation of much that exists, the two disciplines blended very well.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPECIALIZE»

Discover the use of specialize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to specialize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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"We specialize in the wholly impossible": a reader in Black ...
The book is divided into six sections: theory; Africa; the Caribbean and Canada; 18th-century United States; 19th-century United States; and 20th-century United States.
Darlene Clark Hine, Wilma King, Linda Reed, 1995
2
Ready, Aim, Specialize!: Create Your Own Writing Specialty ...
Offering established and novice freelancers suggestions on specializing, this handbook guides writers towards more successful careers.
Kelly James-Enger, 2007
3
The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and ...
This collection brings together essays by administration, faculty, and staff from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a small educational institution located on the coast of Central California which emphasizes the wisdom traditions in the depth ...
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Jennifer Leigh Selig, 2012
4
ForProfit Schools: Large Schools and Schools That Specialize ...
George A. Scott. Different Characteristics Different Characteristics Source: GAO analysis of 2008 eZ-Audit data and Page 46 GAO-11-4 For-Profit Schools Appendix III: Tables Comparing Schools with. Table 3: Percent of For-Profit Schools with ...
George A. Scott
5
The Best 117 Law Schools
Just between us, though, it's kind of hard to specialize in anything in most law schools because every graduate has to take this huge exam — the bar — that tests about a dozen topics. Most of your course selections will (and should) be geared ...
Esq. Eric Owens, 2004
6
Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-construction of American ...
"We. Specialize. in. the. Wholly. Impossible". The Philanthropic Work of Black Women The philanthropic work of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American women ensured the survival of many of the most vulnerable members of ...
Darlene Clark Hine, 1994
7
Occupational outlook handbook, 2010-11 (Paperback)
They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young people and track patients' growth to adulthood. Like most physicians, pediatricians work with different health care workers, such as nurses and other ...
Labor Department, Labor Statistics Bureau
8
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Differentiation and Leukemia Cancer cells fail to obey growth control and they can also fail to specialize. Normal cells are normal because they know when they have to stop multiplying; but they are also normal because they know when to ...
9
New York Magazine
gible; all are affiliated with a hospital. The American Lung Association oi Brooklyn (718-624-8531) sends a list of hospitals and doctors who specialize in lung disorders. Members include more than 25 board-certified pulmonologists and ...
10
McGraw-Hill's 500 Microeconomics Questions: Ace Your College ...
Which of the following is the correct reason that Kylie should specialize in producing fish? (A) Kylie should specialize in producing fish because she has absolute advantage in producing fish. (B) Kylie should specialize in producing fish ...
Eric Dodge, Melanie Fox, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPECIALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term specialize is used in the context of the following news items.
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We specialize in American Saddlebred horses! La Fleur Stables and …
La Fleur Stables is a full-service riding and training facility specializing in American Saddlebred horses. We offer world-class horse and rider training, and we ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
2
Don't push students to specialize so early
Has contemporary education become a cause of today's disenchanted student? The fundamental premise of modern education is that the purpose of education ... «Greenville News, May 15»
3
Top NYC Hospital Racing to Specialize in Transgender Healthcare
With changing Medicaid laws for transgender healthcare, one New York City hospital works to attract doctors who specialize in transitional surgery. «NBC New York, May 15»
4
It's a Major Error for Students to Specialize Too Soon
As college students and their parents consider an appropriate balance of intellectual exploration and career pragmatism as described in “Freshmen Are Picking ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
5
Under external fire, European private equity opts to specialize
In Europe where smaller to middle market deals worth between 500 million and 2 billion euros have become the mainstay of the industry, specialization is even ... «Reuters, Feb 15»
6
Police Units Specialize in Forensics Reviews of Smartphones, Tablets
Police in the Washington, D.C., area are performing a fast-rising number of investigations and forensics reviews of smartphones. The News4 I-Team reports. «NBC4 Washington, Jan 15»
7
Personal Trainers Who Really, Really Specialize
Personal trainer Kevin Richardson offers a dazzling proposition: He'll get you fit in just 10 minutes a day, three days a week. The hitch? It might be the worst 10 ... «Wall Street Journal, Jan 15»
8
City OKs Uk. Village Marijuana Dispensary to Specialize in No-High …
A proposed Ukrainian Village dispensary of medical marijuana would specialize in edible products that don't get patients high. View Full Caption. «DNAinfo, Dec 14»
9
Why You Shouldn't Specialize in One Sport Too Soon
And it's no coincidence that it's one of the first sports many young athletes gravitate toward and specialize in. Baseball, and only baseball, year round. But it's ... «STACK News, Nov 14»
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To Specialize or Generalize? 3 Tips to Find Your Direction as a …
You have room to explore markets within your field, or you could further specialize within your field, e.g. being a wedding photographer who just shoots tattooed ... «Fstoppers, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Specialize [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/specialize>. Jun 2020 ».
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