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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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A constant theme in this book is that free markets in themselves should not be absolutized or idolized.
Although the book critiques the absolutized versions of the five American myths through the lens of White supremacy, a primary presupposition of each argument is the inherent merit of such myths.
But our shibboleth maka-pamilya may well be the clue why we are a mess, because we are like prisoners who cannot go beyond our immediate families, many of which are fatally absolutized as the end-all and be-all of the members.
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Instead, the ethno-cultural origin is absolutized to discriminate, marginalize, segregate, exclude, or exile (Taguieff, 2005b: 499).
This principle does not allow a given concept--such as human or non-human, being or non-being--to become absolutized. The principle also justifies mode switching of different concepts.
In short, they never ask themselves who the "we" of their brief is, and why sociology as a collective identity should be absolutized. Yet this was a key theme in DFN, along with the observation that a core ontological insight --that we make our own history, in conditions given to us by past practice--obliges social scientists (1) to refuse the reification of current actualities as obdurate realities, while (2) recognizing our current setting and practices as a resume of power wielded and paths taken and not taken, opening onto alternative futures.
Mechanism thereby wields an efficient causality, whose material determinism continues to be absolutized by the stubborn disciples of early modern thinkers through Kant, even though universalizing mechanism bars the worldly presence of consciousness, self-consciousness, and all normative theorizing and action.
They never absolutized natural rights or Roman law or even the Roman people.
The modem period absolutized the subject to the detriment of the relational side of the divine and the human.
This principle assists us in not over-generalizing, or creating a more global perception, which often creates very non-specific communication, and very often catastrophic and absolutized consequences.