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generalize

 
Verb generalize has 4 senses
  1. generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer - draw from specific cases for more general cases
    --1 is one way to reason, reason out, conclude
    Derived forms: noun generalization1, noun generalization4, noun generalization2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. generalize, generalise - speak or write in generalities
    --2 is one way to talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Antonyms: specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise
    Derived form: noun generalization3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue generalize
  3. popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise - 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 is one way to circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. generalize, generalise - become systemic and spread throughout the body; "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
    --4 is one way to spread, distribute
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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