- to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept.
Origin of reify
Related Words for reificationrealization, personification, archetype, symbol, apotheosis, exemplar, epitome, expression, avatar, inclusion, comprehension, form, matter, substantiation, integration, type, incarnation, conformation, collection, embracement
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Historical Examples of reification
This happened simultaneously with the reification of many other forms of human praxis: religion, the judiciary, the military.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- (tr) to consider or make (an abstract idea or concept) real or concrete
Word Origin for reify
Word Origin and History for reification
1846, "act of materializing," from Latin re-, stem of res "thing" + -fication. In Marxist jargon, translating German Verdinglichung.