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generalizeverb [I]

(UK usually generalise) uk   /ˈdʒen.ə r.ə.laɪz/  us   /-ɚ-/
(Definition of generalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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generalizeverb [I]

 us   /ˈdʒen·rəˌlɑɪz, -ə·rə-/
to make a ​statement that ​relates to many ​people, things, or ​conditions, esp. when ​based on ​limitedfacts: You can’t generalize about a ​continent as ​varied as Africa.
(Definition of generalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “generalize”
in Arabic يُعَمّم…
in Korean 일반화하다…
in Portuguese generalizar…
in Catalan generalitzar…
in Japanese 一般論を述べる, 一般的に話す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 概括, 归纳…
in Turkish genelleme yapmak, ayrıntılara girmemek…
in Russian обобщать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 概括, 歸納…
in Italian generalizzare…
in Polish uogólniać…
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