Definition of objectify
2 : to give expression to (something, such 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
objectificationplay \əb-ˌjek-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Examples of objectify in a Sentence
She says beauty pageants objectify women.
Recent Examples of objectify from the Web
In an Entertainment Tonight video from 1992, Trump is heard objectifying a 10-year-old girl.
His public interchanges with Howard Stern, which provided a kind of Greek chorus to their relationship, went from lewdly objectifying to grotesque.
Beyond constantly being sexualized, a sex symbol’s interactions with us mere mortals are often objectifying.
But when the President of the United States openly objectifies women, what once cut begins to grate dully.
Meanwhile, many females continue to push the media to get representation for their capabilities as women, rather than being objectified.
And Marvel chose to tackle this issue by turning it on its head and objectifying a male character.
First awkward conversation between a father and son objectifying a woman: check.
Tall and charismatic, Trudeau is also known for being objectified on the internet through memes and articles.
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Definition of objectify for English Language Learners
: to treat (someone) as an object rather than as a person
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