- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||generalizes, generalizing, generalized
||to come to a broad idea or rule about something after considering particular facts.
At the end of his report, Tom generalized that most lizards live in warm climates.
||to make useful to a wide range of situations or ideas.
The teacher generalized some rules for behavior at school.
||to think or speak using ideas or language that is not specific.
When he generalizes like that, it's hard to figure out what he really means.