verb (used with object), re·i·fied, re·i·fy·ing.
Origin of reify
Examples from the Web for reified
The reified thinking projected into gene manipulation, materials, and machines leads to a reduction of live thinking.
Writing became the medium through which some human experiences were reified.
In the first place, language itself is reified and consumed.
British Dictionary definitions for reified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for reify
Word Origin and History for reified
"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.