Pronunciation of Generalize
/d͡ʒˈɛnəɹə͡lˌa͡ɪz/, /dʒˈɛnəɹəlˌaɪz/, /dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_ɹ_əl_ˌaɪ_z/
Synonyms for generalize:
Sense 3 (noun)
make a sweeping assumption, statement (verb)
Usage examples for generalize:
- If you are not able thus to generalize the motive of an action, and if it is the opposite motive that appears to you a universal maxim, your action, being opposed to this maxim, is thereby proved to be contrary to reason and duty,- it is bad. - "Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good", Victor Cousin.
- For my part I remembered so vividly my own early dreams and later awakenings that I would not cut short her guileless visions; moreover, to generalize from one's self is the most fatal foolishness, even while it is the most inevitable. - "The King's Mirror", Anthony Hope.
- Now Dewey and Schiller proceed to generalize this observation and to apply it to the most ancient parts of truth. - "Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking", William James.