objectify (v.) 1838, from M.L. objectum (see OBJECT (Cf. object) (n.)) + -FY (Cf. -fy). Related: Objectified; objectifying.

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  • Objectify — Ob*jec ti*fy, v. t. [Object + fy.] To cause to become an object; to cause to assume the character of an object; to represent or consider as an object; to render objective. J. D. Morell. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • objectify — index substantiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • objectify — externalize, materialize, incarnate, embody, *realize, actualize, hypostatize, reify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • objectify — ► VERB (objectifies, objectified) 1) express (something abstract) in a concrete form. 2) degrade to the status of an object. DERIVATIVES objectification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • objectify — [əb jek′tə fī΄, äbjek′tə fī΄] vt. objectified, objectifying [ OBJECT + I + FY] to give objective form to; make objective or concrete; externalize objectification n …   English World dictionary

  • objectify — UK [əbˈdʒektɪfaɪ] / US [əbˈdʒektɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms objectify : present tense I/you/we/they objectify he/she/it objectifies present participle objectifying past tense objectified past participle objectified 1) to express a feeling …   English dictionary

  • objectify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: circa 1837 1. to treat as an object or cause to have objective reality 2. to give expression to (as an abstract notion, feeling, or ideal) in a form that can be experienced by others < it is the essence of the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • objectify — objectification, n. /euhb jek teuh fuy /, v.t., objectified, objectifying. to present as an object, esp. of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize. [1830 40; OBJECT + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • objectify — Synonyms and related words: actualize, call to mind, call up, conjure up, envisage, envision, exteriorize, externalize, extrapolate, image, incarnate, just see, manifest, materialize, personalize, personify, picture, project, realize, represent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • objectify — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. actualize, substantiate, make objective; see materialize 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To represent (an abstraction, for example) in or as if in bodily form: body forth, embody, exteriorize, externalize, incarnate,… …   English dictionary for students

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