relativize

[ rel-uh-tuh-vahyz ]
/ ˈrɛl ə təˌvaɪz /

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

to regard as or make relative.

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Also especially British, rel·a·tiv·ise .

Origin of relativize

First recorded in 1930–35; relative + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM relativize

rel·a·tiv·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for relativize

relativize

relativise

/ (ˈrɛlətɪvaɪz) /

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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