Main definitions of stipulate in English

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stipulate1

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement.

    ‘he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage’
    ‘the stipulated time has elapsed’
    • ‘They are also responsible for imposing the conditions stipulated in the agreements.’
    • ‘They do require performance with only stipulated exceptions, but the law of tort does not.’
    • ‘Other important laws were those stipulating the conditions under which ministers can be sued and also a law for the improvement of agriculture.’
    • ‘When they refused to accept new working conditions stipulated by the contractor, they were all sacked.’
    • ‘Among the requirements is an agreement stipulating the areas of collaboration between the foreign design firm and its mainland counterpart.’
    • ‘The government has taken adequate care to protect the labour interests stipulating attractive compensation package when retrenched.’
    • ‘The requirement was stipulated in his bail conditions, a top prosecutor said on Tuesday.’
    • ‘The colour of the cladding was stipulated as grey but what was provided was yellow.’
    • ‘The contract also stipulates the cottages cannot be resold separately and must be kept in use as holiday homes for at least 10 years.’
    • ‘When presented with a contract stipulating their duties, they just sign it and reach for the keys.’
    • ‘In some negotiation situations prospective recruits will ask the employer to detail the terms of the package that may be on offer before stipulating some of their requirements.’
    • ‘They also agreed on regular reciprocal visits by their defense ministers, and to sign an agreement stipulating the framework for such exchanges, the officials said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A key point of the agreement stipulates an amnesty for GAM fighters and other political prisoners.’
    • ‘Note that completely rigid kinds of certificates can still be specified by simply stipulating that reconsideration always fails for them.’
    • ‘They might agree that he would spend the next three months working with the council horticultural team at weekends, with a contract stipulating minimum standards of acceptable behaviour.’
    • ‘In addition, the document will include a clause stipulating procedures required for non-member countries to take part in the ASEM process, they said.’
    • ‘The system stipulates the rules and requirements that must be observed by the two parties.’
    • ‘If the contract stipulates eight bank holidays can be taken as paid leave in addition to holidays, June 3 will not count.’
    • ‘The first condition in the agreement stipulated that an allottee should be a tenant of the site for 10 years.’
    specify, set down, set out, lay down, set forth, state clearly
    demand, require, insist on, make a condition of, make a precondition of, make a proviso of, prescribe, impose
    provide
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

stipulate

/ˈstēpyəˌlāt/

Main definitions of stipulate in English

: stipulate1stipulate2

stipulate2

adjective

Botany
  • (of a leaf or plant) having stipules.

    • ‘This observation contradicts his view that the stipules of Lactoris are probably not indicative of relationship with other stipulate plants.’
    • ‘Both have woody trunks and woody roots as well as stipulate leaf bases.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

stipulate

/ˈstēpyəˌlāt/