generalize generalize  /ˈdʒɛ nə rə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) draw from specific cases for more general cases
  2. (v) speak or write in generalities
  3. (v) cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
  4. (v) become systemic and spread throughout the body


  1. That way, they can generalize the lessons they learn in school.
  2. Perhaps one of the differences with girls and it's very hard to generalize is that they have more of a facility with speech.
  3. Now he was trying to generalize the theory by conceiving of gravity as a curving of the fabric of something he called space-time.



  1. "Everybody knows the standard for models is to be thin," Bundchen said. "But you can't generalize and say that all models are anorexic."
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: Gisele Bundchen Source: FOXNews

  2. "I don't think I can generalize for the whole state of Texas, but there are places where a fence makes sense, there are places where a fence doesn't make sense," Chertoff said Wednesday, referring to Laredo.
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Michael Chertoff Source: FOXNews

  3. "I wouldn't generalize it as the kicking game as much as field goals specifically," Payton said.
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Sean Payton Source:

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