Antonyms of verb specialize

1 of 5 senses of specialize

Sense 1
specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down -- (become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history")
       Antonym of diversify (Sense 3)
      => diversify, branch out, broaden -- (vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb specialize

5 senses of specialize

Sense 1
specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down -- (become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history")
       => change, alter, vary -- (become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season")

Sense 2
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise -- (be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?")
       => elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate -- (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation")

Sense 3
specialize, specialise -- (suit to a special purpose; "specialize one's research"; "this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

Sense 4
specialize, specialise -- (devote oneself to a special area of work; "She specializes in honey bees"; "This baker specializes in French bread")
       => work -- (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor")

Sense 5
speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise -- (evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment)
       => evolve -- (undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago")

Antonyms of adj specialized

1 sense of specialized

Sense 1
specialized (vs. unspecialized), specialised -- (developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool")

unspecialized (vs. specialized), unspecialised -- (not specialized or modified for a particular purpose or function)
        => generalized, generalised -- (not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment; "the hedgehog is a primitive and generalized mammal")

Similarity of adj specialized

1 sense of specialized

Sense 1
specialized (vs. unspecialized), specialised -- (developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool")
       => differentiated -- (exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment)
       => special -- (adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis")
       => specialistic -- (showing focused training; "specialist training")
          Also See-> specific#1

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