generalize vs vulgarise what difference

what is difference between generalize and vulgarise

English

Alternative forms

  • generalise (non-Oxford British spelling)

Etymology

general +‎ -ize

Verb

generalize (third-person singular simple present generalizes, present participle generalizing, simple past and past participle generalized)

  1. To speak in generalities, or in vague terms.
  2. To infer or induce from specific cases to more general cases or principles.
    • 1795, William Nicholson, A Dictionary of Chemistry
      Copernicus generalized the celestial motions by merely referring them to the moon’s motion. Newton generalized them still more by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air.
  3. To derive or deduce (a general concept or principle) from particular facts.
    • August 24, 1831, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Truth and Maxims
      A mere conclusion generalized from a great multitude of facts.

Synonyms

  • (speak in generalities): See also Thesaurus:generalize

Antonyms

  • (speak in generalities): See also Thesaurus:specify
  • (infer from specific cases): specialize

Derived terms

Related terms

  • general

Translations


Portuguese

Verb

generalize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of generalizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of generalizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of generalizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of generalizar


English

Verb

vulgarise (third-person singular simple present vulgarises, present participle vulgarising, simple past and past participle vulgarised)

  1. Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of vulgarize.

French

Verb

vulgarise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vulgariser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of vulgariser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of vulgariser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of vulgariser
  5. second-person singular imperative of vulgariser

Anagrams

  • vulgaires

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