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Definition of "stipulate" [stip•u•late]

  • To lay down as a condition of an agreement; require by contract. (verb-transitive)
  • To specify or arrange in an agreement: stipulate a date of payment and a price. (verb-transitive)
  • To guarantee or promise (something) in an agreement. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an express demand or provision in an agreement. (verb-intransitive)
  • To form an agreement. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stipulate" in a sentence
  • "As for reading - all I would stipulate is no interruptions!"
  • "The result of these has been the messy reform we have on the table now, which, let’s stipulate, is better than nothing."
  • "Q Joe, was there any reason to believe that the President might say more or stipulate, which is the legal term, more about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky than he has already said in the videotaped testimony?"