Spec·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Specified p. pr. & vb. n. Specifying ] To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased.
He has there given us an exact geography of Greece, where the countries and the uses of their soils are specified. --Pope.