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"specialize" in British English

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specializeverb [I]

(UK usually specialise) uk   /ˈspeʃ.əl.aɪz/  us   /-ə.laɪz/
B2 to ​spend most of ​yourtimestudying one ​particularsubject or doing one ​type of ​business: She ​hired a ​lawyer who specializes indivorcecases. a ​restaurant that specializes inseafood I ​enjoyworking in ​generalmedicine, but I ​hope to be ​able to specialize in the ​future.

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(Definition of specialize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specialize" in American English

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specializeverb [I]

 us   /ˈspeʃ·əˌlɑɪz/
to ​spend most of ​yourtimestudying one ​particularsubject or doing one ​type of ​work: She’s a ​lawyer who specializes in ​accidentcases. The ​store specializes in ​Asianantiques.
specialized
adjective  us   /ˈspeʃ·əˌlɑɪzd/
Her ​job is very specialized.
(Definition of specialize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specialize" in Business English

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specializeverb [I]

(UK also specialise) uk   us   /ˈspeʃəlaɪz/
to ​spend most of your ​timestudying one particular ​subject or doing one ​type of ​business: specialize in sth The ​bank has ​hired a ​trader to specialize in Southeast Asian and Latin American ​currencies.
(Definition of specialize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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