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relativize

[ rel-uh-tuh-vahyz ]
/ 藞r蓻l 蓹 t蓹藢va瑟z /
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verb (used with object), rel路a路tiv路ized, rel路a路tiv路iz路ing.
to regard as or make relative.
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Also especially British, rel路a路tiv路ise .

Origin of relativize

First recorded in 1930鈥35; relative + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM relativize

rel路a路tiv路i路za路tion, noun
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How to use relativize in a sentence

  • India鈥檚 countless folk communities are in dire need of funding and technical and creative upskilling to relativize themselves in an increasingly globalized world.

    He Helps Folk Musicians Stay Alive|Daniel Malloy|October 9, 2020|Ozy
  • The full idiocy of conspiricism at its dreariest has thus been summoned to relativize the crime and, in so doing, deny it.

    Naming Europe鈥檚 New Anti-Semitism|Bernard-Henri L茅vy|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for relativize

relativize

relativise

/ (藞r蓻l蓹t瑟va瑟z) /

verb
to make or become relative
(tr) to apply the theory of relativity to

Derived forms of relativize

relativization or relativisation, noun
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