Definition of Generalise

1. Verb. Speak or write in generalities. "Sam and Sue generalise"

Exact synonyms: Generalize
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Generalisation, Generalization
Antonyms: Specify

2. Verb. Draw from specific cases for more general cases.

3. Verb. Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use. ; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

4. Verb. Become systemic and spread throughout the body. "This kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
Exact synonyms: Generalize
Generic synonyms: Distribute, Spread

Definition of Generalise

1. Verb. (chiefly British spelling) (alternative spelling of generalize) ¹

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Definition of Generalise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Generalise

general surgery
general theory of relativity
general transduction
general tuberculosis
general verdict
general visceral afferent column
general visceral efferent column
generalise (current term)
generalised Shwartzman phenomenon
generalised anaphylaxis
generalised anxiety disorder
generalised chondromalacia
generalised cortical hyperostosis
generalised elastolysis
generalised emphysema
generalised epidermolytic hyperkeratosis
generalised epilepsy
generalised eruptive histiocytoma
generalised gangliosidosis
generalised glycogenosis
generalised myokymia

Literary usage of Generalise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Course of Plane Geometry for Advanced Students by Clement Vavasor Durell (1910)
"generalise by projection : if two circles touch each other, the line joining ... generalise by projection : if each of three circles touches the other two, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1839)
"You must generalise to some extent, £«*• t/ and whether in the present case to the extent of establish- ' ing a right for agricultural purposes only, ..."

3. Money and Value: An Inquiry Into the Means and Ends of Economic Production by Rowland Hamilton (1878)
"We shall then be better able to see how the great work that money does is to generalise values, and thus to render more secure that continuity of supply, ..."

4. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1866)
"history, before we venture to generalise or form a confident opinion. The present paper, as already said, is merely intended to be a narrative of events, ..."

5. Memoirs of the Life of Nicholas Poussin by Maria Callcott (1820)
"The lectures of Reynolds are as comprehensive as the mind of man, and will be relished by all; for they embrace and generalise every subject upon which art ..."

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