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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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Power," which demonstrates that the presuppositions of the modern age force it to confuse these two notions, and indeed to disastrous effect: because authority, as the ancients understood, was a precondition for freedom, the modern rejection of authority in all its forms turns into the absolutizing of power, which is in fact opposed to freedom.
Linda Hogan asks another set of questions about the limits of conscience, about the problems of absolutizing the right of conscience, and about whether, when one invokes conscience, one upholds or erodes the integrity of the polity.
As such, Paul explains that sin paradoxically gains power over people by absolutizing what believers rightly perceive as the good.
Just as in personal ethics, where Buddhist texts argue that compassion is selfinterested, the sutra claims that compassionate state policy is ultimately self-beneficial and rejects the idea that absolutizing national or personal interest is actually in the national or personal interest.
In The Green Child, organization of time is achieved by absolutizing the role of order in both illusory and genuine dimensions.
Another pitfall in studying military history and deriving lessons is in focusing on a single defining moment and then absolutizing its significance at the expense of all others.
37) I refer here to classical theories of inductive reasoning and falsifiability, such as are found in the work of Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn, in which limitless examples can support an absolutizing conclusion or paradigm (e.
This speculation begins by absolutizing the correlationist relation (not undoing it) in order to follow the 'narrow passage' (63) from within the correlationist circle in order to find 'a non-metaphysical absolute' (52).
Absolutizing the historic succession of the episcopate had placed the church in an intransigent position from which it would not budge.
The problem is absolutizing parental choice to such a degree that a child's autonomy is severely curtailed through enhanced parental expectations.
38) As such, it allows the various social forces within the political community to communicate with one another and consequently prevents any one of these forces from absolutizing itself.
It is precisely the Church's arguments for orthodoxy and truth under leaders such as John Paul II and Benedict XVI that has attracted converts, over against the absolutizing of individual experience so characteristic of current American culture and manifest in several of the essays in Faith and the Historian.