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Generalize

Generalize Meaning & Definition
Generalize Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Generalize?

[v] become systemic; spread throughout the body; of diseases and infections
[v] cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
[v] draw from specific cases for more general cases
[v] speak or write in generalities

Synonyms | Synonyms for Generalize: extrapolate | generalise | generalise | infer | popularise | popularize | vulgarise | vulgarize

Related Terms | Find terms related to Generalize: analyze | apply reason | broaden | deal in generalities | deduce | ecumenicize | expand | extend | globalize | hypothesize | infer | intellectualize | logicalize | logicize | make a generalization | philosophize | provide a rationale | rationalize | reason | spread | syllogize | synthesize | theorize | universalize | use reason | widen

See Also | broadcast | circularise | circularize | circulate | conclude | diffuse | disperse | disseminate | distribute | distribute | mouth | overgeneralise | overgeneralize | pass around | propagate | reason | reason out | speak | spread | spread | talk | universalise | universalize | utter | verbalise | verbalize

Generalize In Webster's Dictionary

\Gen"er*al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Generalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Generalizing}.] [Cf. F. g['e]n['e]raliser.] 1. To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera. Copernicus generalized the celestial motions by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air. --W. Nicholson. 2. To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule. When a fact is generalized, our discontent is quited, and we consider the generality itself as tantamount to an explanation. --Sir W. Hamilton. 3. To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars. A mere conclusion generalized from a great multitude of facts. --Coleridge.
\Gen"er*al*ize\, v. i. To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.

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