how to pronounce specialize


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specialize is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of specialize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… uh others uh uh specialize in staking …”

meanings of specialize


  1. To focus one's business upon a particular item or service.
  2. To specify: to mention specifically.
  3. To make distinct or separate in form or function.
  4. To go into specific details.
  5. To narrow in scope.
  6. To focus one's study upon a particular skill, field, topic, or genre.
  7. To be known or notorious for some specialty.
  8. To make distinct or separate.
  9. (intransitive) To become distinct or separate.

specialize frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word specialize occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics specialize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that specialize can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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