objectify

[ uh b-jek-tuh-fahy ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk təˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), ob·jec·ti·fied, ob·jec·ti·fy·ing.

to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.

Nearby words

  1. object relationship,
  2. object-oriented,
  3. object-oriented programming,
  4. object.,
  5. objectification,
  6. objection,
  7. objectionable,
  8. objective,
  9. objective case,
  10. objective complement

Origin of objectify

First recorded in 1830–40; object + -ify

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for de-objectification

objectify

/ (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to represent concretely; present as an object
Derived Formsobjectification, noun

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Word Origin and History for de-objectification

objectify

v.

1838, from Medieval Latin objectum (see object (n.)) + -fy. Related: Objectified; objectifying.

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