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English definition of “specialize”

specialize

verb [I] uk (UK usually specialise)   /ˈspeʃ.əl.aɪz/ us    /-ə.laɪz/
B2 to spend most of your time studying one particular subject or doing one type of business: She's hired a lawyer who specializes in divorce cases. a restaurant that specializes in seafood I enjoy working in general medicine, but I hope to be able to specialize in the future.Knowing and learning
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