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
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After all, when video game companies degrade and objectify women, our family evades screen time and enjoys the real world.
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First Known Use of objectify
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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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