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relativize

[rel-uh-tuh-vahyz] /ˈrɛl ə təˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), relativized, relativizing.
1.
to regard as or make relative.
Also, especially British, relativise.
Origin of relativize
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; relative + -ize
Related forms
relativization, noun
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relativize

/ˈrɛlətɪvaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become relative
2.
(transitive) to apply the theory of relativity to
Derived Forms
relativization, relativisation, noun
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