What does the word generalize mean?

Usage examples for generalize

  1. These afford excellent practice for the reasoning faculties, and enable one to generalize in the case of symmetrical forms in a manner that is most instructive. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  2. But, if it is desirable to affix to them any more precise signification, it will not do to generalize according to the argument of one party; but we are to take the words, in their limited and appropriate meaning and with their accompanying facts. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  3. That is one reason why it is so dangerous to generalize about human nature. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann