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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

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

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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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