gen‧e‧ral‧ize also generalise British English
1 [intransitive] to form a general principle or opinion after considering only a small number of facts or examples
generalize from
She has a tendency to generalize from her husband to all men.
2 [intransitive] to make a general statement about the whole of a group or thing
generalize about
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?

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