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objectify

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verb ob·jec·ti·fy \əb-ˈjek-tə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of objectify

  • : to treat (someone) as an object rather than as a person

Full Definition of objectify

ob·jec·ti·fiedob·jec·ti·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat as an object or cause to have objective reality

  3. 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 fairy tale to objectify differing facets of the child's emotional experience — John Updike>

ob·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion play \-ˌjek-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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