- to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.
Origin of objectify
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Related Wordsinclusion, apotheosis, comprehension, incorporation, archetype, epitome, personification, matter, integration, realization, type, form, symbol, incarnation, conformation, collection, embracement, formation, manifestation, exteriorization
Examples from the Web for objectification
In fact, some feminist critics have pointed to a long history of objectification in Star Trek.Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism
November 29, 2014
The fact of the matter is that misogyny and objectification are commonplace in the entertainment industry.Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars
June 11, 2014
The objectification of women and girls in advertising is a serious problem.VOCO’s Sexist Ad Demonstrates That the Tech Industry Badly Needs Women
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Jean Kilbourne
January 10, 2013
Appearance and objectification affect women comics disproportionately than their male counterparts.What Women Comedians Want: Yael Kohen’s ‘We Killed’
October 14, 2012
It was a voyeuristic approach that was less about admiration and more about objectification.Milan Wraps Up Spring 2013 Fashion Week With Armani and Cavalli Showdown
September 24, 2012
Thus beauty is constituted by the objectification of pleasure.
Objectification the differentia of aesthetic pleasure, 44 et seq.
The measure (ratio) we project in our objectification can as well be a measure related to our perceptive system.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The imagination is subjective, personal, anthropocentric; its movement is from within outwards toward an objectification.Essay on the Creative Imagination
It is not so much their letter, as the underlying feeling of objectification and activity, that matters.Instigations
- (tr) to represent concretely; present as an object
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Word Origin and History for objectification
1860, noun of action from objectify.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper