verb (used with object), objectified, objectifying.
to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.

1830–40; object + -ify

objectification, noun
de-objectification, noun
nonobjectification, noun
overobjectification, noun
overobjectify, verb (used with object), overobjectified, overobjectifying.
self-objectification, noun
unobjectified, adjective
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objectify (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ)
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to represent concretely; present as an object

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Word Origin & History

1830s, from M.L. objectum (see object (n.)). Related: Objectified.
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Example sentences
It allows us to objectify and quantify our experiences in a way that transcends language.
Adults tend to objectify the body by emphasizing the somatic experience rather than the context of the event.
It represents an attempt to objectify the art of group therapy.
In fact, he did not detect any findings on examination to objectify the claimant's continuing pain complaints.
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