gen‧e‧ral‧ize also generalise British English
to form a general principle or opinion after considering only a small number of facts or examples
She has a tendency to generalize from her husband to all men.
to make a general statement about the whole of a group or thing
It is difficult to generalise about the kind of people who come on these courses.
3 [transitive] formal
to say that an idea, result etc is related to a larger group:
Can we generalise this principle?
generalize something to something
Can the research findings be generalized to a wider population?