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definition of the word objectify

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Infinitive
to objectify

Third person singular
objectifies

Simple past
objectified

Past participle
objectified

Present participle
objectifying

to objectify (third-person singular simple present objectifies, present participle objectifying, simple past and past participle objectified)

  1. to make something (such as an abstract idea) possible to be perceived by the senses
    • 1906: Jack London, White Fang
      It was the unknown, objectified at last, in concrete flesh and blood, bending over him and reaching down to seize hold of him.
  2. to treat as something objectively real
    • 1921: Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow
      The mystic objectifies a rich feeling in the pit of the stomach into a cosmology.
  3. to treat as a mere object and deny the dignity of
    • 1999: Dawson's Creek (TV, episode 3.04)
      The entire notion of cheerleading is just a sexist attempt to try to objectify the female body.

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