- to regard as or make relative.
Also especially British, rel·a·tiv·ise.
Origin of relativize
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Examples from the Web for relativize
The full idiocy of conspiricism at its dreariest has thus been summoned to relativize the crime and, in so doing, deny it.Naming Europe’s New Anti-Semitism
June 10, 2014
- to make or become relative
- (tr) to apply the theory of relativity to
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