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absolutize

[ab-suh-loo-tahyz] /ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), absolutized, absolutizing.
1.
to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable:
Overzealous followers absolutized his theories.
Also, especially British, absolutise.
Origin of absolutize
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; absolute + -ize
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