fetishize

verb
fe·​tish·​ize | \ ˈfe-ti-ˌshīz also ˈfē- How to pronounce fetishize (audio) \
fetishized; fetishizing

Definition of fetishize

transitive verb

: to make a fetish of : treat or regard with fetishism

Examples of fetishize in a Sentence

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And a commentator on Twitter noted an in-game ad that seems to creepily fetishize trans women. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t look weird enough to be edgy," 14 June 2019 The orientalism of the 19th century saw western colonial authors fetishizing an exotic other. Khalid Albaih, Quartz, "We used our art to fight. Now we need it to heal us," 19 June 2019 But the trend isn’t just about fetishizing the past; plenty of recent projects feature screens, and images of those spaces are inspiring homeowners as well. Michelle Brunner, Twin Cities, "Room dividers — and all their old-Hollywood charm — are back," 15 June 2019 But the trend isn’t just about fetishizing the past; plenty of recent projects feature screens, and images of those spaces are inspiring homeowners as well. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, "Decorative room dividers make an elegant comeback," 11 June 2019 His fight scenes are often too chaotic, and one scene fetishizes violence so much that Quentin Tarantino might blanch. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Shaft’ is funny and violent, if somewhat flawed," 13 June 2019 His fight scenes are often too chaotic, and one scene fetishizes violence so much that Quentin Tarantino might blanch. Kristen Page-kirby, Twin Cities, "Sequel to blaxploitation classic ‘Shaft’ shifts gears in the age of Uber," 13 June 2019 In this view, fetishizing the tools of the trade is a sterile, even masturbatory, approach. Christopher Beha, Harper's magazine, "Mallo My!," 10 Mar. 2019 Some seem to prefer somewhat brutalist cases that maximize performance, perhaps with some glowy RGB lighting as accents; others fetishize minimalism, prizing clean, simple lines. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel dreams of the PC's future: 'Ambient PCs,' fancy fabrics, and a monster dual-display gaming rig," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of fetishize

1920, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near fetishize

fetiparous

fetish

fetishism

fetishize

fetlock

fetlow

feto-

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