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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.
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(ˌæbsəˈluːtaɪz) or


vb (tr)
formal to make absolute
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(ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable.
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The absolutisation of one to the detriment of others consequently results in materialism, communism or spiritualism.
The concept of Stimmung takes hold when visuality detaches from the other sensual registers, as well as from all factual interest--the absolutisation of the visual.
Osis considered intellectualism as the flaw in the approach developed by Leibniz, that is, the absolutisation of thought.
The absolutisation of the relation between religion and nation--which has led to the appearance of phrases about the 'Serbian Orthodox people', 'Serbian Orthodox people's individuality', 'Kosovo heroes that have not fought for the faith of religion but faith of nation'--and the question of whether the religion preserved the nation, or the nation preserved Orthodoxy, are some of the key premises in the works of Olivera Milosavljevic.
A disadvantage of this method is some tendency to an absolutisation of decisions which are identified with phenomena and processes that constantly happen in surrounding everything and everyone reality (16).
Meillassoux suggests that his system will eventually lead to an absolutisation of mathematics, and through it, an absolutisation of scientific discourse (126).
It therefore appears that the alienation results from an absolutisation of the polar duality into ontological dualism.
which resists the absolutisation of immanence." (79)
* they clearly articulate their faith in Jesus Christ and hope in God's kingdom, and are ready also to denounce and challenge any absolutisation of persons, powers, ideologies, economic rules, and national, ethnic or religious identities;
For Nietzsche, morality is the absolutisation of a temporary balance of forces.