verb (used with object), re·i·fied, re·i·fy·ing.
- reid, whitelaw,
- reifenstein's syndrome,
- reign of terror,
Origin of reify
Examples from the Web for reification
This happened simultaneously with the reification of many other forms of human praxis: religion, the judiciary, the military.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for reify
1846, "act of materializing," from Latin re-, stem of res "thing" + -fication. In Marxist jargon, translating German Verdinglichung.
"make into a thing; make real or material; consider as a thing," 1854, back-formation from reification, or else from re-, stem of Latin res "thing, object, matter, affair, event, circumstance, condition," from PIE *re- "to bestow, endow" + -fy. Related: Reified; reifying.