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Meaning of GENERALIZE

Pronunciation:  'jenuru`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become systemic; spread throughout the body; of diseases and infections
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  draw from specific cases for more general cases
  4. [v]  speak or write in generalities
 

GENERALIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: extrapolate, generalise, generalise, infer, popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize
 
 Antonyms: particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify
 
 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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