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 banks can charge.
stipulate that
The regulations stipulate that everything has to comply to the relevant safety standards.

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  • Stipulate — Stip u*late, a. (Bot.) Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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