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1. generalize

verb. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəˌlaɪz'] draw from specific cases for more general cases.

Synonyms

  • universalize
  • overgeneralise
  • conclude
  • generalise
  • extrapolate
  • universalise
  • overgeneralize
  • reason
  • reason out

Antonyms

  • cross
  • concentration
  • stand still
  • unextended

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • general (English)
  • general (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Generalize

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  • capitalize
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  • catalyze
  • centralize
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  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • criminalize
  • crystallize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize
  • liberalize

Example sentences of the word generalize


1. Verb, base form
However, the duck may also generalize the behavior and this may lead to spontaneous correct behaviors.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You can’t generalize about cured meats as easily.

Quotes containing the word generalize


1. En un mot, pour tirer la loi de l'expérience, if faut généraliser; c'est une nécessité qui s'impose à l'observateur le plus circonspect.In one word, to draw the rule from experience, one must generalize; this is a necessity that imposes itself on the most circumspect observer.
- Henri Poincaré, The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare

2. generalize

verb. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəˌlaɪz'] become systemic and spread throughout the body.

Synonyms

  • generalise
  • distribute

Antonyms

  • take
  • recall
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • general (English)
  • general (Anglo-Norman)

3. generalize

verb. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəˌlaɪz'] cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use.

Synonyms

  • pass around
  • distribute
  • circularise
  • broadcast
  • vulgarise
  • popularise
  • generalise
  • circularize
  • popularize
  • vulgarize
  • circulate
  • diffuse
  • spread
  • disperse
  • propagate

Antonyms

  • hard
  • concentrated
  • concise
  • centralization

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • general (English)
  • general (Anglo-Norman)

4. generalize

verb. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəˌlaɪz'] speak or write in generalities.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • generalise
  • talk
  • verbalise

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • unprepared
  • disbelieve
  • disagree

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • general (English)
  • general (Anglo-Norman)
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