|1.||[ verb ] speak in generalities|
|Related terms:||specify talk generalization|
|2.||[ verb ] (medicine) become systemic and spread throughout the body|
"this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
|3.||[ verb ] cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use|
|Synonyms:||vulgarize generalize popularise vulgarise popularize|
"They popularized coffee in Washington State" "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
|Related terms:||circulate go_around popularise popularization populariser|
|4.||[ verb ] draw from specific cases for more general cases|
|Synonyms:||generalize infer extrapolate|
|Related terms:||reason universalize overgeneralize inference abstraction generalisation|