[suh b-jek-tuh-fahy]

verb (used with object), sub·jec·ti·fied, sub·jec·ti·fy·ing.

to make subjective.
to identify with (a subject) or interpret subjectively.

Compare objectify.

Origin of subjectify

First recorded in 1865–70; subject + -ify
Related formssub·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounnon·sub·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for subjectification


verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make subjective or interpret subjectively
Derived Formssubjectification, noun
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Word Origin and History for subjectification

1880, noun of action from subjectify.



1858, from subject + -ify. Related: Subjectified; subjectifying.

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