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Synonyms for overgeneralize

draw too general a conclusion

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In the absence of data, Levine not only overgeneralizes but also underinterprets material that might offer better explanations.
An important chapter of the book deals with African countries, although its author does not focus on any one in particular, and possibly overgeneralizes at times.
When a doctor seeks to justify her unilateral "no" on evaluative grounds--for example, withdrawing life-sustaining care from a patient in a persistent vegetative state because such a form of life seems not worth sustaining--she overgeneralizes her medical expertise.
Epstein also overgeneralizes in his attack on public programs.
In drawing firm conclusions about the place of merit in academic decision making, it seems that the author overgeneralizes from these suspect samples.
If she overgeneralizes her case, however, her shrewd analysis of the violence that attended specific ways of acknowledging human agency is an important addition to the literature of slavery.
An offense-based system for juveniles denies the individual characteristics of each child and overgeneralizes by enforcing a "one-size-fits-all" strategy.
The Library Bill of Rights overgeneralizes. To consider "all people" as target patrons constitutes a large, if not impossible, audience to satisfy.
Cecil-Fronsman's description of specific events and interactions is often richly suggestive, but in some ways his ambitious analysis overgeneralizes and therefore cannot bring into clear focus a complex picture that had many discrete elements.
But when it comes to regulation, Sheffrin overgeneralizes about how average citizens "are excluded from the process and viewed as naive by the Washington crowd".
The book alone sometimes chooses the flip, the trivial, to illustrate, and it occasionally overgeneralizes (though the author warns us, at the end, that Americans should beware of glib generalizations about Japanese business, especially those that seek to uncover 'the secret' of japan's economic success").
It overgeneralizes, selecting from history, business, and technology the data that fit its preconceptions.