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relativize

[rel-uh-tuh-vahyz]
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verb (used with object), rel·a·tiv·ized, rel·a·tiv·iz·ing.
  1. to regard as or make relative.
Also especially British, rel·a·tiv·ise.

Origin of relativize

First recorded in 1930–35; relative + -ize
Related formsrel·a·tiv·i·za·tion, noun
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relativize

relativise

verb
  1. to make or become relative
  2. (tr) to apply the theory of relativity to
Derived Formsrelativization or relativisation, noun
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