V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to state how to do something in exact terms; 2. to specify a necessary condition (of a contract or agreement); 3. to give a guarantee or promise

Synonyms: specify, state, spell out, say, explain, define, designate, indicate, agree to, qualify, guarantee, promise

Antonyms: generalize, guess

Tips: Stipulate is derived from the Latin stipulari, which means "make a promise exact." Think of spelling out the conditions of an agreement in exact terms; you stipulate the conditions.

Usage Examples:

He will give his daughter the loan, but will stipulate as to how she can use it. (say, define, spell out)

The new contract will stipulate the terms agreed on by the two parties. (state, specify, explain)

The deceased millionaire's stipulated that most of his fortune should be given to charities. (stated, specified)

The company stipulates that if the customer is not satisfied with the product, he or she can return it for a full refund. (guarantees, promises)

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