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Synonyms for generalize
ˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪzgen·er·al·ize

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  1. generalizeverb


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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generalize, generalise, extrapolate, inferverb

    draw from specific cases for more general cases

    deduct, extrapolate, generalise, guess, infer, vulgarise, popularise, understand, deduce, derive, vulgarize, interpolate, popularize

    particularise, particularize, specialize, specify, specialise

  2. generalize, generaliseverb

    speak or write in generalities

    extrapolate, generalise, infer, vulgarise, popularise, vulgarize, popularize

    specify, specialise, particularise, particularize, specialize

  3. popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generaliseverb

    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"

    extrapolate, generalise, infer, vulgarise, popularise, vulgarize, popularize

    specialise, particularize, specify, specialize, particularise

  4. generalize, generaliseverb

    become systemic and spread throughout the body

    "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"

    extrapolate, generalise, infer, vulgarise, popularise, vulgarize, popularize

    specialise, specialize, particularize, specify, particularise

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "generalize":

    generalise, extrapolate

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  1. Phillip Gander:

    If we were to generalize across the population of people studied, this seems to be more typical.

  2. Stephen Brackett:

    The moment you start to generalize, the moment it starts to feel a little inauthentic, we go to the theater to see humanity onstage -- life reflected.

  3. Carlotta Cardana:

    We envision this project as a celebration of Native American culture rather than portraying all the misery, there's a richness of cultural differences among the tribes. We tend to generalize and think of them as just a few tribes, but there's so much more.

  4. George Savva:

    For the urological and antidepressants, there's quite a clear association between their long-term use and dementia incidence...( and) for anti-Parkinson's medications, the risk is there, but there's far fewer of those prescriptions in the database, so there's a lot less certainty, but it's difficult to generalize across patients, and it's difficult to talk about an individual because this is a population average risk and it depends very much on the patient.

  5. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors with no aim beyond their facts are one-story men. Two-story men compare reason and generalize, using labors of the fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, and predict. Their best illuminations come from above through the skylight.

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