verb (used with object), rel·a·tiv·ized, rel·a·tiv·iz·ing.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for relativise




to make or become relative
(tr) to apply the theory of relativity to
Derived Formsrelativization or relativisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012