objectify

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verb ob·jec·ti·fy \əb-ˈjek-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of objectify

objectified

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objectifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat as an object or cause to have objective reality They believe that beauty pageants objectify women.

  3. 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

objectification

play \əb-ˌjek-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of objectify in a sentence

  1. She says beauty pageants objectify women.

Circa 1837

First Known Use of objectify

circa 1837


OBJECTIFY Defined for English Language Learners

objectify

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verb ob·jec·ti·fy \əb-ˈjek-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of objectify for English Language Learners

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



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