generalize vs vulgarize what difference

what is difference between generalize and vulgarize

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

Alternative forms

  • vulgarise (non-Oxford British spelling)

Etymology

vulgar +‎ -ize

Verb

vulgarize (third-person singular simple present vulgarizes, present participle vulgarizing, simple past and past participle vulgarized)

  1. To make commonplace, lewd, or vulgar.
    • 1915: Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out [2]
      “Yes,” said Mr. Flushing. “And in my opinion,” he continued, “the absence of population to which Hirst objects is precisely the significant touch. You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from the vastness — the sense of elemental grandeur.”

Synonyms

  • debase
  • dumb down

Antonyms

  • ennoble

Translations


Portuguese

Verb

vulgarize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of vulgarizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of vulgarizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of vulgarizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of vulgarizar

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