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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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Absolutised, it transcends both U and Mu, in their relative senses.
Rather than being absolutised, Christianity is relativised as a world religion, that is, one of a group of religions, all of which may be so designated.
African Women and Patriarchy, Orbis: Maryknoll 1995, p.174: "Throughout Africa, the Bible has been and continues to be absolutised: it is one of our oracles that we consult for instant solutions."
In a number of recent critiques some civil-military relations theorists have referred to the pervasive influence of the US experience of civil-military relations over Western military sociology and have illustrated how this tradition has become universalised and absolutised within both the theory of civil-military relations and in its practise.
If economic life is absolutised, if the production and consumption of goods become the centre of social life and society's only value, not subject to any other value, the reason is to be found not so much in the economic system itself as in the fact that the entire sociocultural system, by ignoring the ethical and religious dimension, has been weakened, and ends by limiting itself to the production of goods and services alone (John Paul II, 1991, para.