absolutize

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ab·so·lu·tize

 (ăb′sə-lo͞o-tīz′)
tr.v. ab·so·lu·tized, ab·so·lu·tiz·ing, ab·so·lu·tiz·es
To make absolute; change into an absolute: absolutize a moral priniciple.

absolutize

(ˌæbsəˈluːtaɪz) or

absolutise

vb (tr)
formal to make absolute

ab•so•lut•ize

(ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable.
[1915–20]
Translations
absoluttere
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The final question is more difficult and concerns whether the Frankfurt school are in danger of absolutising the negative and so missing its own inherent dangers.
It is impossible to find a nation that avoids absolutising its history/history of struggle and victory as a basis for its human-factor content, even though this can be manipulated for narrow interests.
Bradshaw, using the research of developmental psychologist Jean Piaget, states that children interpret life events by absolutising, being non-logical, egocentric, universalising and detailing (Bradshaw, 1995:23-24).