Definition of Generalize

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




2. Verb. Speak or write in generalities. "Sam and Sue generalize"
Exact synonyms: Generalise
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Generalisation, Generalization
Antonyms: Specify

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: Generalise
Generic synonyms: Distribute, Spread

Definition of Generalize

1. v. t. To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.

2. v. i. To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.

Definition of Generalize

1. Verb. To speak in generalities, or in vague terms. ¹

2. Verb. To infer or induce from specific cases to more general cases or principles. ¹

3. Verb. To spread throughout the body and become systemic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Generalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Literary usage of Generalize

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

1. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"The temptation to generalize in these matters is natural, but it is dangerous. True as may seem the general proposition, that the higher or lower position ..."

2. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"The temptation to generalize in these matters is natural, but it is dangerous. True as may seem the general proposition, that the higher or lower position ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... simply to generalize from the institution in Asia Minor and make it a type, as Ramsay has done ("St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman Citizen," 7th ed., ..."

4. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1897)
"... and analytic spirit is encouraged, and he is tempted to generalize the appearances of Nature, and refer them to the laws hy which they are governed. ..."

5. The Effect of the Misuse of Familiar Words on the Character of Men and the by David Urquhart (1856)
"TO generalize. GENIUS is the class superior to species. ... To generalize must therefore be to exclude the case that is before us, and in that consists all ..."

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