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ab·so·lu·tize

 (ăb′sə-lo͞o-tīz′)
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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absolutize

(ˌæbsəˈluːtaɪz) or

absolutise

vb (tr)
formal to make absolute
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ab•so•lut•ize

(ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable.
[1915–20]
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Translations
absoluttere
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Bradshaw, using the research of developmental psychologist Jean Piaget, states that children interpret life events by absolutising, being non-logical, egocentric, universalising and detailing (Bradshaw, 1995:23-24).
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The final question is more difficult and concerns whether the Frankfurt school are in danger of absolutising the negative and so missing its own inherent dangers.