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stipulate 1

Syllabification: stip·u·late
Pronunciation: /ˈstēpyəˌlāt/


[with object]
Demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement: he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage (as adjective stipulated) the stipulated time has elapsed
More example sentences
  • The requirement was stipulated in his bail conditions, a top prosecutor said on Tuesday.
  • Among the requirements is an agreement stipulating the areas of collaboration between the foreign design firm and its mainland counterpart.
  • The advice line has an automated system into which you input your holiday plans and by return get a tailored information pack stipulating both what is required and what advised.
specify, set down, set out, lay down;
demand, require, insist on, make a condition of, prescribe, impose;
Law  provide


Pronunciation: /ˈstipyəlādər/
Example sentences
  • All personal data of both stipulators will be used for interrelationship needs only.
  • The intention among the stipulators in the front line with the concept term ‘inclusion’ is to express a completely new dimension and a new way to understand this special education concept.
  • As the stipulators and administrator of rules in mobile game industry, mobile operators haven't done enough in cooperation with other parties in industry chain and remain in a passive situation.


Early 17th century: from Latin stipulat- 'demanded as a formal promise', from the verb stipulari.

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stipulate 2 Syllabification: stip·u·late
Pronunciation: /ˈstēpyəˌlāt/


(Of a leaf or plant) having stipules.
Example sentences
  • Both have woody trunks and woody roots as well as stipulate leaf bases.
  • This observation contradicts his view that the stipules of Lactoris are probably not indicative of relationship with other stipulate plants.


Late 18th century: from Latin stipula (see stipule) + -ate2.

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