[ uhb-jek-tuh-fahy ]
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verb (used with object),ob·jec·ti·fied, ob·jec·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.

  2. to treat (a person) as an object or thing: Women are objectified and their physical attributes highlighted in ways that do not apply to men.

Origin of objectify

First recorded in 1830–40; object + -ify

Other words from objectify

  • ob·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion [uhb-jek-tuh-fi-key-shuhn], /əbˌdʒɛk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
  • o·ver·ob·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
  • o·ver·ob·jec·ti·fy, verb (used with object), o·ver·ob·jec·ti·fied, o·ver·ob·jec·ti·fy·ing.
  • un·ob·jec·ti·fied, adjective

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How to use objectify in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for objectify


/ (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to represent concretely; present as an object

Derived forms of objectify

  • objectification, noun

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