[ oh-ver-jen-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪz /
verb (used with or without object), o·ver·gen·er·al·ized, o·ver·gen·er·al·iz·ing.
to generalize beyond appropriate or justified limits.
Pore Over vs. Pour OverSince pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore, many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.”
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Also especially British, o·ver·gen·er·al·ise.
Origin of overgeneralize
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