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Speak or write in generalities.  Synonym: generalize.
Draw from specific cases for more general cases.  Synonyms: extrapolate, generalize, infer.
Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use.  Synonyms: generalize, popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize.  "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
Become systemic and spread throughout the body.  Synonym: generalize.

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"Generalise" Quotes from Famous Books

... a profound interest in man that carries travellers nowadays to distant lands. More often it is the facility for rapid movement. For lack of time and for the sake of convenience we generalise and crush our human facts into the packages within the steel trunks that hold ...
— Creative Unity • Rabindranath Tagore

... equivalent of profundity. When writing this, I was thinking of the obscure final speech about God in Heaven in Bjoernson's Mary Stuart, which I still regard as quite vague, pretentious though it be as it stands there; however, it was an exaggeration to generalise the grievance, as I had done, and Bjoernson was right to reply. He considered that I had accused him of insincerity, though in this he was wrong; but for that matter, with hot-tempered eloquence, he also denied my real contention. His ...
— Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth • George Brandes

... to his naval fellow-countrymen; but his conviction is apparent. It hardly admits of doubt that this view has generally been, and still is, prevalent in the French Army. Foreign soldiers of talent and experience generalise from this as follows: Let them but have the direction of the naval as well as of the military part of an expedition, and the invasion of England must be successful. The complete direction which they would like is exactly what Hoche did have. He chose ...
— Sea-Power and Other Studies • Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge

... Scripture miracles are false! Why, who denies that there have been plenty of false miracles? And there have been as many false religions. Is there, therefore, none true? The proper business in every such case is to examine fairly the evidence, and not to generalise after this absurd fashion. Otherwise we shall never believe any thing; for there is hardly one truth that has not its half ...
— Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts • Henry Rogers

... Hebrew, will remain to the latest generation among the great teachers of men. He was born into the first rank among nations; he had an eye quick to see, a mind clear, open, and bold to grasp facts, set them in order, and generalise their law; an instinct for art that turned all his observation and thinking into literature. Whether he looked at the world about him or fixed his gaze upon his own nature, his insight was from the very beginning so direct, so commanding, so perfectly ...
— Under the Trees and Elsewhere • Hamilton Wright Mabie

... non-German components of the Austrian monarchy, viz., Bohemia, Hungary, Croatia, etc., would break off and become independent States. But there is not a word in Metternich's writings which shows that this apprehension had at this time entered his mind. To generalise his Italian policy of 1815 into a great prophetic statesmanship, is to interpret the ideas of one age by the ...
— History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 • C. A. Fyffe

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