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〔 ˋdʒєnәrәlˏaIz,ˋdʒєnrәl- 〕


〔 ˊdʒenʒrәlaiz 〕

Overview of verb generalize

The verb generalize has 4 senses

  • generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer -- (draw from specific cases for more general cases)

  • generalize, generalise -- (speak or write in generalities)

  • popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise -- (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")

  • generalize, generalise -- (become systemic and spread throughout the body; "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system")