absolutize

[ ab-suh-loo-tahyz ]
/ ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), ab·so·lut·ized, ab·so·lut·iz·ing.

to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable: Overzealous followers absolutized his theories.

Nearby words

  1. absolutely convergent,
  2. absolution,
  3. absolutism,
  4. absolutist,
  5. absolutive,
  6. absolutory,
  7. absolve,
  8. absonant,
  9. absorb,
  10. absorbable gelatin film

Also especially British, ab·so·lut·ise.

Origin of absolutize

First recorded in 1915–20; absolute + -ize

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