English version

generalise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgeneralisegen‧e‧ral‧ise /ˈdʒenərəlaɪz/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 x-refa British spelling of generalize→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
generaliseWhat is to stop us generalising?Yet the evidence we have available suggests that this is too specific and narrow an example from which to generalise.As Anne Gray has pointed out, it is difficult to generalise about housekeeping systems.I think it's hard to generalise about western feminism and third world feminism.Quite apart from the dubious legitimacy of generalising from one such fragment, it is uncertain how the data itself should be interpreted.It is always risky to generalise from particulars.Eleven years of trapping has demonstrated that it is inadvisable to generalise from two or three years' experience.What is wrong is the tendency to generalise negative attitudes and to blame the victim.
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Verb table
generalise (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygeneralise (BrE)
he, she, itgeneralises (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygeneralised (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave generalised
he, she, ithas generalised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad generalised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill generalise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have generalised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam generalising
he, she, itis generalising
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you, we, theyare generalising
Past
I, he, she, itwas generalising
you, we, theywere generalising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been generalising
he, she, ithas been generalising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been generalising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be generalising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been generalising
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