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reify

[ ree-uh-fahy, rey- ]
/ ˈri əˌfaɪ, ˈreɪ- /
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verb (used with object), re·i·fied, re·i·fy·ing.
to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept.
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Origin of reify

First recorded in 1850–55; from Latin rē(s) “thing” + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM reify

re·i·fi·ca·tion [ree-uh-fuh-key-shuhn, rey-], /ˌri ə fəˈkeɪ ʃən, ˈreɪ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reify

reify
/ (ˈriːɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to consider or make (an abstract idea or concept) real or concrete

Derived forms of reify

reification, nounreificatory, adjectivereifier, noun

Word Origin for reify

C19: from Latin rēs thing; compare deify
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