Stipulate

  • 1 stipulate — stip·u·late / sti pyə ˌlāt/ vb lat·ed, lat·ing [Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari to exact (as from a prospective debtor) a formal guarantee when making an oral contract] vi 1: to make an agreement or covenant about something (as… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 stipulate — UK US /ˈstɪpjəleɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL ► to state exactly what something must be or how something must be done: »The contract stipulated a three month notice period. stipulate sth in sth »They offered Jones one year of severance pay plus benefits as …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Stipulate — Stip u*late, a. (Bot.) Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Stipulate — Stip u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stipulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stipulating}.] [L. stipulatus, p. p. of stipulari to stipulate, fr. OL. stipulus firm, fast; probably akin to L. stipes a post. Cf. {Stiff}.] To make an agreement or covenant with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 stipulate — stipulate1 [stip′yə lāt΄] vt. stipulated, stipulating [< L stipulatus, pp. of stipulari, to bargain < or akin to Umbrian stiplo, to stipulate; akin to L stips: see STIPEND] 1. to include specifically in the terms of an agreement, contract,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 stipulate — 1620s, from L. stipulatus, pp. of stipulari (see STIPULATION (Cf. stipulation)). Related: Stipulated; stipulating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 stipulate — [v] decide on conditions agree, arrange, bargain, condition, contract, covenant, designate, detail, engage, guarantee, impose, insist upon, lay down, lay finger on, make, make a point, name, particularize, pin down, pledge, postulate, promise,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 stipulate — ► VERB ▪ demand or specify as part of a bargain or agreement. DERIVATIVES stipulation noun. ORIGIN Latin stipulari demand as a formal promise …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 stipulate — UK [ˈstɪpjʊleɪt] / US [ˈstɪpjəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms stipulate : present tense I/you/we/they stipulate he/she/it stipulates present participle stipulating past tense stipulated past participle stipulated formal to say what is allowed …

    English dictionary

  • 10 stipulate — stip|u|late [ˈstıpjuleıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of stipulari to demand ] if an agreement, law, or rule stipulates something, it must be done = ↑state ▪ Laws stipulate the maximum interest rate that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 stipulate — stipulate1 stipulable /stip yeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. stipulator, n. stipulatory /stip yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /stip yeuh layt /, v., stipulated, stipulating. v.i. 1. to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement… …

    Universalium

  • 12 stipulate — v. 1) (L) the contract stipulates that the work must be finished by the end of the year 2) (Q) did they stipulate how the job was to be done? * * * [ stɪpjʊleɪt] (0) did they stipulate how the job was to be done? (L) the contract stipulates that… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 stipulate — stip|u|late [ stıpjə,leıt ] verb transitive to say what is allowed or what is necessary: The regulations stipulate the maximum number of children allowed in a class. stipulate that: The constitution stipulates that a new President must be elected …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 stipulate — [[t]stɪ̱pjʊleɪt[/t]] stipulates, stipulating, stipulated VERB If you stipulate a condition or that something must be done, you say clearly that it must be done. [V that/wh] She could have stipulated that she would pay when she collected the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 stipulate — verb Stipulate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑constitution, ↑regulation, ↑rule …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 stipulate — Synonyms and related words: agree, agree to, assign, attach a condition, bargain, bargain for, call for, compact, condition, contend for, contract, covenant, demand, denominate, designate, detail, determine, do a deal, engage, fight for, fix,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 stipulate — [17] Tradition has it that the etymological notion underlying stipulate is an ancient custom of breaking a straw to seal a bargain. The word comes from the Latin verb stipulārī ‘bargain, demand’, and it has been speculated that this was derived… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 stipulate — verb (T) to say that something must be done, when you are making an agreement or offer: Vanessa clearly stipulated payment in advance. | stipulate that sth be done: Tony stipulated that all expenses be refunded …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 stipulate — I stip•u•late [[t]ˈstɪp yəˌleɪt[/t]] v. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement: to stipulate a price[/ex] 2) to require as an essential condition in making an agreement 3) to promise, in making an agreement 4) to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 stipulate — I. /ˈstɪpjəleɪt / (say stipyuhlayt) verb (stipulated, stipulating) –verb (i) 1. (sometimes followed by for) to make an express demand or arrangement, as a condition of agreement. –verb (t) 2. to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement …

    Australian English dictionary