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Definition of overgeneralize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

overgeneralize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈdʒɛnərəˌlaɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈdʒɛnrəˌlaɪz//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overgeneralize
 
he / she / it overgeneralizes
 
past simple overgeneralized
 
-ing form overgeneralizing
 
 
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to make a statement that is not accurate because it is too general
overgeneralization
 
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NAmE//ˌoʊvərˌdʒɛnərələˈzeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌoʊvərˌdʒɛnrələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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