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.


(ˌæbsəˈluːtaɪz) or


vb (tr)
formal to make absolute


(ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable.
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To be considered democratic, a regime must not absolutize the constituent power, nor to limit or to hide it through a difficult procedure, but on the contrary, should it give it a real chance to manifest, only in this matter we're talking about democratic openness.
All while feverishly trying to absolutize the Good, totalize the Beautiful and render official and one, the True, in an imperial project using technocratic violence devoted to keeping the wildness of night and the underclass and indeed wilderness itself, at bay.
As the discussions of Fazang and Nishida have already demonstrated, the full expression of the totality of life requires that we listen to an infinite number of voices and not absolutize our own "guiding fiction.
The latter appears when we absolutize money, the market, or progress, each of which promises false utopias.
Contemporary economics rooted in the Classical school tended to absolutize the economic aspect.
It has to do with the contemporary life situation of multi-culture and multi-faith, which could enrich people in their pursuit of spirituality, but also brings about confusion and ambiguity so that people are tempted to absolutize signs of their culture and religion.
Both Cavanaugh and Milbank absolutize Christian tradition to such an extent that it makes rational evaluation and adjudication of the claims of one's own tradition and rival claims between traditions impossible, and it tends to minimize the need for a provisionally "tradition-neutral" (insofar as that is possible) public space for such adjudication to take place and eventually issue in real political instantiations of Christian truth and practice.
Furthermore, those forms of "identity politics" that absolutize and privilege the "identities" and "projects" of their own ethnic/racial group at the expense of other racialized/inferiorized subjects lead them to view other ethnic/racial groups with suspicion and as competitors, including those who share a similar situation of ethnic/racial discrimination.
It is easy to absolutize the properties of discontinuity and change characteristic of the postmodernist's break with historical development.
But the definitive eighteenth-century novels all absolutize the move of inclusion and so declare themselves (or the type they represent) able to include any actual or conceivable textual type.
This made it possible to absolutize one's own experience of the spirit and understanding of the church, leading finally to an ontological understanding of the church on the basis of pneumatology.