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- v. Alternative spelling of generalize.
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- v. same as generalize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. speak or write in generalities
- v. become systemic and spread throughout the body
- v. cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
- v. draw from specific cases for more general cases
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I don't disagree with him, but one cannot generalise from a couple of superficial examples.
'Great inventors in all ages knew this -- Michael Angelo and Albert Durer are known by this and by this alone'; and another time he wrote, with all the simple directness of nineteenth-century prose, 'to generalise is to be an idiot.'
While it is never correct to "generalise", SOME younger women haven't had a lot of life experience and just aren't that attracted to the "nice guys".
I agree many of these officers are shunted off to work in some obscure post instead of being asked to leave, but i think it is an extreme arrogance on behalf of TA posters to 'generalise' that regs can't mange TA soldiers.
"It is hard to generalise because there is a spectrum, but actually the women I have worked with over the years certainly don't seek confrontation and would tend to try to avoid it, which would be consistent with this pre-empting of criticism and anxiety, I suppose; hedging, using humour to soften things."
Assistant Village Idiot: cityduck — generalise much?
Assistant Village Idiot says: cityduck — generalise much?
For years it was easier to generalise and think everyone only wanted sex.
It's why the people in our community use words like LGBT if we're trying to generalise.
And not to generalise too much but I have noticed that most fitness competitors (bodybuilding particularly) are very scornful of most kinds of cardio.