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