HyperDic: generalize

English > 4 senses of the word generalize:
VERBcommunicationgeneralize, generalise, extrapolate, inferdraw from specific cases for more general cases
communicationgeneralize, generalisespeak or write in generalities / generalities
communicationgeneralize, popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
bodygeneralize, generalisebecome systemic and spread throughout the body
generalize > pronunciation
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > generalize: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningDraw from specific cases for more general cases.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgeneralise, extrapolate, infer
Narrowerovergeneralize, overgeneraliseDraw too general a conclusion
universalize, universalisemake universal
Broaderreason, reason out, concludedecide by reasoning
Spanishextrapolar, generalizar, inferir
Nounsgeneralizationreasoning from detailed facts to general principles
generalization(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
generalizationthe process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
English > generalize: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningspeak or write in generalities / generalities.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue generalize
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Oppositespecify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseBe specific about
Nounsgeneralizationan idea or conclusion having general application
English > generalize: 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, generalise
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
English > generalize: 4 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningBecome systemic and spread throughout the body.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanishgeneralizarse, generalizar
Catalanescampar-se, generalitzar-se

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