1. [ verb ] draw from specific cases for more general cases
Synonyms: extrapolate infer generalise
Related terms: reason universalize overgeneralize inference abstraction generalisation
2. [ verb ] cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
Synonyms: vulgarize generalise popularise vulgarise popularize

"They popularized coffee in Washington State" "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

Related terms: circulate go_around popularise popularization populariser
3. [ verb ] speak in generalities
Synonyms: generalise
Related terms: specify talk generalization
4. [ verb ] (medicine) become systemic and spread throughout the body
Synonyms: generalise

"this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"

Related terms: spread
Similar spelling:   generalized