Definition of Generalize in English :

Define Generalize in English

Generalize meaning in English

Meaning of Generalize in English

Pronunciation of Generalize in English

Generalize pronunciation in English

Pronounce Generalize in English

Generalize

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Verb

1. extrapolate, generalise, generalize, infer

draw from specific cases for more general cases

2. generalise, generalize

speak or write in generalities

3. generalise, generalize, popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize

cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

Example Sentences:
'They popularized coffee in Washington State'
'Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors'

4. generalise, generalize

become systemic and spread throughout the body

Example Sentences:
'this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Generalize

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verb
1. 
to form (general principles or conclusions) from (detailed facts, experience, etc); infer
2. (intransitive)
to think or speak in generalities, esp in a prejudiced way
3. (tr; usually passive)
to cause to become widely used or known
4. (intransitive) (of a disease)
a. 
to spread throughout the body
b. 
to change from a localized infection or condition to a systemic one
generalized infection

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Generalize

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈgeneralˌized or ˈgeneralˌizing
1. 
to make general
; esp.,
a. 
to state in terms of a general law or precept
b. 
to infer or derive (a general law or precept) from (particular instances)
c. 
to emphasize the general character rather than specific details of
d. 
to cause to be widely known or used; popularize
verb intransitive
2. 
to formulate general principles or inferences from particulars
3. 
to talk in generalities
4. 
to become general or spread throughout a body or area

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Generalize

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v. gen·er·al·ized, gen·er·al·iz·ing, gen·er·al·iz·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To reduce to a general form, class, or law.
b. To render indefinite or unspecific.
2.
a. To infer from many particulars.
b. To draw inferences or a general conclusion from.
3.
a. To make generally or universally applicable.
b. To popularize.
v.intr.
1.
a. To form a concept inductively.
b. To form general notions or conclusions.
2. To deal in generalities; speak or write vaguely.
3. Medicine To spread through the body. Used of a usually localized disease.

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