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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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He states, "We are indeed living in an age of difference, but what the age calls for, paradoxically, is not reification or absolutization of difference but its sublation--in the Hegelian sense of negation, transcendence, and preservation--into solidarity, not the solidarity of the same but solidarity of the different, of strangers, of others." (24) Solidarity aims to bring peace and justice in the midst of living our differences.
<<And since the first casualty of such undue absolutization is marriage itself, which is crushed by these disproportionate expectations which it will never be able to satisfy, this is why I say that virginity comes to the aid of married people themselves.
The compartmentalized world is characterized by the denegation of illusions, and thus, the absolutization of self-perceived realities.
In other words, I don't need to assume that facticity is absolute, because I can de-absolutize the first-order facticity by means of an absolutization of a different order of facticity, a second-order facticity.
After outlining a framework for defining this term and depicting the main features of racialist thinking processes, such as essentialization, reductionism and absolutization, the paper gives particular attention to the discussions regarding the question if cultural racism is a new form of the 'classical', biological racism, or represents a different phenomenon, and this would be the reason why, in the scientific discourse, there should be used another, more adequate term, which should replace the problematic word 'racism'.
Money is not, as Zelizer (1989, 359) writes, "a unitary, fungible, absolutely impersonal instrument." The dominant understanding of money is an inaccurate and misleading by-product of Bernard Berber's "absolutization of the market," which produces the "illusory yet pervasive" assumption that market exchange is not culturally or socially constrained and conditioned (Zelizer 1989, 343).
The solution to the dead-end in theology of religions is not the reinvention of an absolutization of the Catholic Church's self-awareness wrapped in new terms.
without the thoughtless absolutization of the rules and taking care that the constitutional principles are fulfilled; and c) building awareness of the need to act efficiently and efficaciously, as well as in an economically and teleologically responsible manner, besides reducing intertemporal conflicts that only raise transactional costs either because they use up the time of public employees or simply because they use up funds.
Hence, the price for that relativization of truth and absolutization of form (called by some as excess formalism) is brutal destruction of the professional ethics," Vengelov says.
The absolutization of histrionics and the proclamation of the universality of art, as the suppression of otherness competing inside the power represented by the imperial palace, is the final gesture, not just that of a personal destiny, but that of a collective destiny, is the symptom of the alterity invasion of exotic otherness of the cultures centralized in the possibly enclosed space of the Roman city.