objectify

[uhb-jek-tuh-fahy]
verb (used with object), objectified, objectifying.
to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.

Origin:
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To objectify
Collins
World English Dictionary
objectify (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to represent concretely; present as an object
 
objectifi'cation
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

objectify
1830s, from M.L. objectum (see object (n.)). Related: Objectified.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature