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objectify

[ uhb-jek-tuh-fahy ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk təˌfaɪ /
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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.

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Origin of objectify

First recorded in 1830–40; object + -ify
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British Dictionary definitions for objectify

objectify
/ (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

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