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stipulate

verb [T] uk   /ˈstɪp.jʊ.leɪt/ formal us  
to say exactly how something must be or must be done: She agreed to buy the car, but stipulated racing tyres and a turbo-powered engine. [+ that] The law stipulates that new cars must have seat belts for the driver and every passenger. [+ question word] We have signed a contract which stipulates when the project must be completed.
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