Generalize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒenrəlaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word generalize
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəlʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word generalize

verb

- draw from specific cases for more general cases (syn: extrapolate, generalise, infer)
- speak or write in generalities (syn: generalise)
- cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use (syn: generalise, popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize)
- become systemic and spread throughout the body(syn: generalise)

this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system

Examples

This rule can be generalized from the facts which we have collected.

It's impossible to generalize about children's books, as they are all different.

She has a tendency to generalize from her husband to all men.

It is difficult to generalise about the kind of people who come on these courses.

Can we generalise this principle?

Can the research findings be generalized to a wider population?

Copernicus generalized the celestial motions

this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: generalize
he/she/it: generalizes
present participle: generalizing
past tense: generalized
past participle: generalized
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