generalize about

generalize about (someone or something)

To consider a specific situation in broad or vague terms. Quit generalizing about their divorce—none of us know what's really going on there. We shouldn't generalize about a situation as complicated as healthcare.
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generalize about someone or something

 and generalize on someone or something
to interpret someone or something in very general terms. Sometimes it isn't wise to generalize about a complicated issue. She is very complex and it is difficult to generalize on her.
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One activity that enables the students to generalize about curriculum beyond the K-12 environment is developing a curriculum that is common to us all--a Master of Arts curriculum in educational leadership.
This enables students to generalize about how curriculum is made, as well has how it is alike and different from the K-12 curriculum constraints and processes.