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And one of the things that I learned was you can't generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can't think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist.
Geraldine Brooks

Meaning of "generalise" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GENERALISE

generalise  [ˈdʒenrəlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GENERALISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Generalise is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb generalise in English.

WHAT DOES GENERALISE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Generalization

A generalization (or generalisation) of a concept is an extension of the concept to less-specific criteria. It is a foundational element of logic and human reasoning. Generalizations posit the existence of a domain or set of elements, as well as one or more common characteristics shared by those elements. As such, they are the essential basis of all valid deductive inferences. The process of verification is necessary to determine whether a generalization holds true for any given situation. The concept of generalization has broad application in many related disciplines, sometimes having a specialized context or meaning. Of any two related concepts, such as A and B, A is a "generalization" of B, and B is a special case of A, if and only if ▪ every instance of concept B is also an instance of concept A; and ▪ there are instances of concept A which are not instances of concept B. For instance, animal is a generalization of bird because every bird is an animal, and there are animals which are not birds (dogs, for instance). (See also: Specialisation (biology)).

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GENERALISE

PRESENT

Present
I generalise
you generalise
he/she/it generalises
we generalise
you generalise
they generalise
Present continuous
I am generalising
you are generalising
he/she/it is generalising
we are generalising
you are generalising
they are generalising
Present perfect
I have generalised
you have generalised
he/she/it has generalised
we have generalised
you have generalised
they have generalised
Present perfect continuous
I have been generalising
you have been generalising
he/she/it has been generalising
we have been generalising
you have been generalising
they have been generalising
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I generalised
you generalised
he/she/it generalised
we generalised
you generalised
they generalised
Past continuous
I was generalising
you were generalising
he/she/it was generalising
we were generalising
you were generalising
they were generalising
Past perfect
I had generalised
you had generalised
he/she/it had generalised
we had generalised
you had generalised
they had generalised
Past perfect continuous
I had been generalising
you had been generalising
he/she/it had been generalising
we had been generalising
you had been generalising
they had been generalising
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will generalise
you will generalise
he/she/it will generalise
we will generalise
you will generalise
they will generalise
Future continuous
I will be generalising
you will be generalising
he/she/it will be generalising
we will be generalising
you will be generalising
they will be generalising
Future perfect
I will have generalised
you will have generalised
he/she/it will have generalised
we will have generalised
you will have generalised
they will have generalised
Future perfect continuous
I will have been generalising
you will have been generalising
he/she/it will have been generalising
we will have been generalising
you will have been generalising
they will have been generalising
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would generalise
you would generalise
he/she/it would generalise
we would generalise
you would generalise
they would generalise
Conditional continuous
I would be generalising
you would be generalising
he/she/it would be generalising
we would be generalising
you would be generalising
they would be generalising
Conditional perfect
I would have generalise
you would have generalise
he/she/it would have generalise
we would have generalise
you would have generalise
they would have generalise
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been generalising
you would have been generalising
he/she/it would have been generalising
we would have been generalising
you would have been generalising
they would have been generalising
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you generalise
we let´s generalise
you generalise
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to generalise
Past participle
generalised
Present Participle
generalising
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GENERALISE


analyze
ˈænəlaɪz
brutalise
ˈbruːtəlaɪz
catalyze
ˈkætəlaɪz
centralise
ˈsɛntrəlaɪz
centrifugalize
ˌsɛntrɪˈfjuːɡ əlaɪz
channelise
ˈtʃænəlaɪz
channelize
ˈtʃænəlaɪz
decentralise
diːˈsentrəlaɪz
destabilise
diːˈsteɪbəlaɪz
finalise
ˈfaɪnəlaɪz
hospitalise
ˈhɒspɪtəlaɪz
legalise
ˈliːɡəlaɪz
materialise
məˈtɪərɪəlaɪz
nationalise
ˈnæʃənəlaɪz
naturalise
ˈnætʃərəlaɪz
paralyze
ˈpærəlaɪz
penalise
ˈpiːnəlaɪz
psychoanalyze
ˌsaɪkəʊˈænəlaɪz
ritualized
ˈrɪtjʊəlaɪz
symbolise
ˈsɪmbəlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GENERALISE

general theory of relativity
general will
general-purpose
generalate
generalcy
generalia
generalisable
generaliser
generalism
generalissimo
generalist
generalities
generality
generalizable
generalization
generalize
generalized
generalized other
generalizer

WORDS THAT END LIKE GENERALISE

actualise
banalise
canalise
contextualise
equalise
focalise
individualise
industrialise
institutionalise
Molise
mutualise
normalise
radicalise
rationalise
realise
recapitalise
scandalise
socialise
totalise
valise
vocalise

Synonyms and antonyms of generalise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «generalise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GENERALISE

Find out the translation of generalise to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of generalise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «generalise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

推广
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

generalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

generalise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामान्यीकरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التعميم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обобщить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

generalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধারণের আয়ত্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

généraliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umumkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verallgemeinern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一般化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일반화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umumake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khái quát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொதுமைப்படுத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामान्यीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

genellemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

generalizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

generalizować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

узагальнити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

generaliza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενικεύσουμε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veralgemeen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generalisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

general
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of generalise

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about generalise

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QUOTES WITH «GENERALISE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word generalise.
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Geraldine Brooks
And one of the things that I learned was you can't generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can't think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GENERALISE»

Discover the use of generalise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to generalise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Data Mining: Foundations and Practice
I.e. For each template element produced by generalise(T,κ ), each term within that element belongs to category κ ; and each term within that element matches at least one literal matched by a term in T; and every literal matched by a term or ...
Tsau Young Lin, Ying Xie, Anita Wasilewska, 2008
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Canadian Journal of Mathematics
partie A de Pf* designers 1'ensemble des formes lineaires / sur R1 telles que /(x) > 0 pour tout point x de A. 2. Polyedres convexes generalises. Par definition, un polyedre convexe generalise est la somme non vide d'un compact convexe et ...
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Ethical Problems in Clinical Practice: The Ethical Reasoning ...
The more interesting case is the one in which we want to generalise from one population to another. When, for instance, we read that drug X is effective in the treatment of AIDS in American males, we want to generalise to our own country.
Søren Holm, 1997
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Canadian Mathematical Bulletin
CONORME ET INVERSE GENERALISE DANS LES C-ALGEBRES MOSTAFA MBEKHTA RESUME. Dans ce travail, on etudie les proprietes de la conorme, c(a ) d'un Element a d'une C"-algebre A. Nous montrons que c(a) est aussi douee de  ...
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Doing Events Research: From Theory to Practice
Sampling can determine 'how much' or 'how well' researchers can generalise their findings (Garson 2012). In the example above Johnny cannot generalise anything and relate it to the whole population; he might only be able to say that his ...
Dorothy Fox, Mary Beth Gouthro, Yeganeh Morakabati, 2014
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Between Us Only!: The Sequel
TO. GENERALISE. OR. NOT. TO. GENERALISE? I NEARLY screamed and shot out off my seat, but just managed to hold myself firmly to it, but breathing rather heavily and in outright panic and distress. The plane was flying that very low and I ...
Majid Said Nasser Al-Suleimany, 2009
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MICAI 2000: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Mexican ...
We now introduce a method, called generalise, which deals with the problem of using UFI under incomplete information. The rationale behind generalise is that we can apply UFI still, even without elaborating the details of the application.
Osvaldo Cairo, L. Enrique Sucar, Francisco J. Cantu, 2000
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Introduction to Research
If a group or situation is representative of others, then researchers can generalise their findings. That is, they can say that what's true for this group or situation is true of others. If we do not know whether the group or situation is representative,  ...
Mark Walsh, Lynne Wigens, 2003
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Chinese Law: Context and Transformation
The Need for Law to Institutionalise and Generalise Ad Hoc Policies 1978 is seen by Chinese scholars as a new epoch in modern Chinese history and a turning point in legal development in China. In that year the Third Plenary Session of the  ...
Jianfu Chen, 2008
10
Psychology AS
If we are confident that an experimental effect has good internal validity, we might then ask how far we can generalise this beyond the immediate experimental setting. This involves a consideration of ecological validity, population validity and ...
Mike Cardwell, Cara Flanagan, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GENERALISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term generalise is used in the context of the following news items.
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Losing my religion: Why I realised that I could no longer fake a tribal …
In the main – and I'm going to try hard not to generalise here – the kind of Jews I grew up around called synagogue shul but didn't go to it, ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Council starts legal action to evict travellers from Lansdowne - group …
... the Race Relations Act. Please keep your comments to this particular incident and do not generalise, or attempt to incite violence or hatred. «Bournemouth Echo, Jul 15»
3
Parents on autopilot may leave children at risk | GulfNews.com
“It depends on the person, we can't make a sweeping statement, we can't generalise.” Research collected by Janette E. Fennell, founder and ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
4
How to resolve states' inability to pay salaries- Hon. Bisi Yusuf | P.M. …
While the government is trying its own, individuals too must also think of making the economy better. One should not generalise; there are some ... «P.M. News, Jul 15»
5
Startup weekend opened eyes
As a mentor it's hard to generalise your experience to fit just anything. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find common ground between what I ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
6
JPMorgan Emerging Markets
In reality, it is difficult to generalise the challenges facing the emerging markets as a whole. Each country, sector and individual company has to ... «Hargreaves Lansdown, Jul 15»
7
UPDATE: Travellers set up camp in Lansdowne car park
... the Race Relations Act. Please keep your comments to this particular incident and do not generalise, or attempt to incite violence or hatred. «Bournemouth Echo, Jul 15»
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Welshman Ncube Speaks On ZimPolicy Dialogue Institute
ZPDI member responds: Xxxxx, speak for yourself don't generalise baba. For me l am not for Tsvangirai and will never be for him because of ... «ZimEye - Zimbabwe News, Jul 15»
9
Ray Of Hope For Dangaria Tribals and litmus test for Odisha govt to …
There could be minor lapses in the police force; but let's not generalise that all the police force torture tribals. Bring the violence to my notice ... «Orissadiary.com, Jul 15»
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3 Finance Stocks Worth Snapping Up Right Now! HSBC Holdings …
However, to generalise a sector seems unfair and, in actual fact, some of the most appealing buying opportunities in the entire index are to be ... «The Motley Fool UK, Jul 15»

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