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overgeneralize

(ˌəʊvəˈdʒɛnrəˌlaɪz) or

overgeneralise

vb
to draw an overly general conclusion from (something)
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overgeneralize


Past participle: overgeneralized
Gerund: overgeneralizing

Imperative
overgeneralize
overgeneralize
Present
I overgeneralize
you overgeneralize
he/she/it overgeneralizes
we overgeneralize
you overgeneralize
they overgeneralize
Preterite
I overgeneralized
you overgeneralized
he/she/it overgeneralized
we overgeneralized
you overgeneralized
they overgeneralized
Present Continuous
I am overgeneralizing
you are overgeneralizing
he/she/it is overgeneralizing
we are overgeneralizing
you are overgeneralizing
they are overgeneralizing
Present Perfect
I have overgeneralized
you have overgeneralized
he/she/it has overgeneralized
we have overgeneralized
you have overgeneralized
they have overgeneralized
Past Continuous
I was overgeneralizing
you were overgeneralizing
he/she/it was overgeneralizing
we were overgeneralizing
you were overgeneralizing
they were overgeneralizing
Past Perfect
I had overgeneralized
you had overgeneralized
he/she/it had overgeneralized
we had overgeneralized
you had overgeneralized
they had overgeneralized
Future
I will overgeneralize
you will overgeneralize
he/she/it will overgeneralize
we will overgeneralize
you will overgeneralize
they will overgeneralize
Future Perfect
I will have overgeneralized
you will have overgeneralized
he/she/it will have overgeneralized
we will have overgeneralized
you will have overgeneralized
they will have overgeneralized
Future Continuous
I will be overgeneralizing
you will be overgeneralizing
he/she/it will be overgeneralizing
we will be overgeneralizing
you will be overgeneralizing
they will be overgeneralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overgeneralizing
you have been overgeneralizing
he/she/it has been overgeneralizing
we have been overgeneralizing
you have been overgeneralizing
they have been overgeneralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overgeneralizing
you will have been overgeneralizing
he/she/it will have been overgeneralizing
we will have been overgeneralizing
you will have been overgeneralizing
they will have been overgeneralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overgeneralizing
you had been overgeneralizing
he/she/it had been overgeneralizing
we had been overgeneralizing
you had been overgeneralizing
they had been overgeneralizing
Conditional
I would overgeneralize
you would overgeneralize
he/she/it would overgeneralize
we would overgeneralize
you would overgeneralize
they would overgeneralize
Past Conditional
I would have overgeneralized
you would have overgeneralized
he/she/it would have overgeneralized
we would have overgeneralized
you would have overgeneralized
they would have overgeneralized
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overgeneralize - draw too general a conclusion; "It is dangerous to overgeneralize"
extrapolate, generalize, infer, generalise - draw from specific cases for more general cases
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