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Definition of Generalize


  1. To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.
  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.
  3. To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars.
  4. To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.

Generalize Quotations

To generalize is to be an idiot.
William Blake

I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Gloria Steinem

To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.
Rudolph Valentino

We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
Eric Hoffer

I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care.
Dave Barry
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Generalize Translations

generalize in German is verallgemeinere, verallgemeinern
generalize in Italian is generalizzare
generalize in Spanish is generalizar
generalize in Swedish is generalisera, popularisera
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