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[oh-ver-jen-er-uh-lahyz] /ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), overgeneralized, overgeneralizing.
to generalize beyond appropriate or justified limits.
Origin of overgeneralize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To overgeneralize will be a disservice to this hearing.
  • Students may overgeneralize the idea that answers to addition problems must be bigger.
  • It is not intended to overgeneralize or to presume that perpetrators will necessarily fit into one category.

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