Specialize vs Concentrate - What's the difference?

specialize | concentrate |

As verbs the difference between specialize and concentrate

is that specialize is to mention specially; to particularize while concentrate is .



Alternative forms

* specialise (non-Oxford British spelling)


  • To mention specially; to particularize.
  • To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.
  • (biology) To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.
  • Antonyms

    * generalize

    Derived terms

    * specialty, speciality * specialist * subspecialize * subspecialty, subspeciality * subspecialist * specialisation, specialization




  • (ambitransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
  • to concentrate rays of light into a focus
    to concentrate the attention
    Let me concentrate !
  • To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense (qualifier, as opposed to 'dilute').
  • to concentrate acid by evaporation
    to concentrate by washing
  • To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.
  • Population tends to concentrate in cities.
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  • To focus one's thought or attention (on).
  • Derived terms

    * concentrated


    (en noun)
  • A substance that is in a condensed form.