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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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They never absolutized natural rights or Roman law or even the Roman people.
He could take for granted that change had taken place in the past, but also felt that the Church had absolutized some forms and formulations that were historically and culturally conditioned in a previous era.
This principle assists us in not over-generalizing, or creating a more global perception, which often creates very non-specific communication, and very often catastrophic and absolutized consequences.
They absolutized these general patterns then, now, for a change they are tempted to absolutize our specificities".
15) The problem is not that Paul is bound by sin as a necessary or pre-Christian condition, but rather that Paul has absolutized God's revelation in the law and has thus become a zealot.
Actually, the nuclear bomb, metaphorically speaking, exploded not in the poem by Parmenides, where the "community of being" was stated, but in the works of thinkers who absolutized the principles of the "School of Origin".
Liberalism, on the one hand, absolutized the right of private property and ignored the common good.
Likewise, in theology, each paradigm is indeed an image of the divine, with its models and metaphors providing coherence and genuine meaning, and, simultaneously, each paradigm becomes its own downfall when it is absolutized, when it is idolized.
While the Scholastics paid inadequate attention to consciousness, the moderns absolutized it.
A number of efforts, by male and female founders, to create apostolic orders of women ran afoul of the requirement, absolutized by Boniface VIII in the papal bull Periculoso in 1298 and re-enforced by the Council of Trent, that all women religious had to observe cloister under pain of excommunication.
Absolutized freedom is in tension with the absolutization of scientific-technological control, and vice versa.
Here again the thrust of Pope Paul's thought is that no economic model can be absolutized.