|generalize or generalise (ˈdʒɛnrəˌlaɪz)|
|1.||to form (general principles or conclusions) from (detailed facts, experience, etc); infer|
|2.||(intr) to think or speak in generalities, esp in a prejudiced way|
|3.||(tr; usually passive) to cause to become widely used or known|
|4.||(intr) of a disease|
|a. to spread throughout the body|
|b. to change from a localized infection or condition to a systemic one: generalized infection|
|generalise or generalise|
|'generalizer or generalise|
|'generaliser or generalise|
generalize gen·er·al·ize (jěn'ər-ə-līz')
v. gen·er·al·ized, gen·er·al·iz·ing, gen·er·al·iz·es
To reduce to a general form, class, or law.
To render indefinite or unspecific.
To infer from many particulars.
To draw inferences or a general conclusion from.
To make generally or universally applicable.
Involving an entire organ, as when an epileptic seizure involves all parts of the brain.
Not specifically adapted to a particular environment or function; not specialized.