HyperDic: generalise

English > 4 senses of the word generalise:
VERBcommunicationgeneralise, generalizespeak or write in generalities / generalities
communicationgeneralise, generalize, extrapolate, inferdraw from specific cases for more general cases
communicationgeneralise, popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalizecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
bodygeneralise, generalizebecome systemic and spread throughout the body
English > generalise: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningspeak or write in generalities / generalities.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue generalise
Synonymgeneralize
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Oppositespecify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseBe specific about
Spanishgeneralizar
Nounsgeneralisationan idea or conclusion having general application
English > generalise: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningDraw from specific cases for more general cases.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgeneralize, extrapolate, infer
Narrowerovergeneralize, overgeneraliseDraw too general a conclusion
universalize, universalisemake universal
Broaderreason, reason out, concludedecide by reasoning
Spanishextrapolar, generalizar, inferir
Catalanextrapolar
Nounsgeneralisation(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
generalisationthe process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
English > generalise: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningcater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspopularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize
Broadercirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
Similar topopularize, popularisemake understandable to the general public
Spanishpopularizar, vulgarizar
Catalanpopularitzar
English > generalise: 4 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningBecome systemic and spread throughout the body.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymgeneralize
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanishgeneralizarse, generalizar
Catalanescampar-se, generalitzar-se

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