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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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Newbigin was convinced that "the historical episcopate is a God-given focus of unity," but "to absolutise the rule of episcopal ordination in the way Anglicans are doing is to pervert the real purpose of all rules of order, and to use them to perpetuate disorder.
Particularity or difference is valued, but not particularism, which absolutises it.
Les consequences sont radicales : afin de deployer la genese des differents aspects absolutises par le paradigme, il ne saura plus etre question de partir de l'unite de la conscience ou des concepts d'intentionnalite et de signification, afin de decliner des varietes de visees specifiques (de soi, de l'autre, des objets percus ou concus), il faudra plutot voir progressivement comment les traits attribues a la conscience en general et au langage se construisent par phases.