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tr.v. fet·ish·ized, fet·ish·iz·ing, fet·ish·iz·es
To make a fetish of: fetishized bare feet; fetishized a diet free of processed sugar.


(ˈfɛtɪʃˌaɪz) ,




(Psychology) (tr) to be excessively or irrationally devoted to (an object, activity, etc)
ˌfetishiˈzation, ˌfetishiˈsation n


(ˈfɛt ɪˌʃaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make a fetish of.
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Verb1.fetishize - make a fetish of
adore - love intensely; "he just adored his wife"
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Using models who don't meet traditional beauty standards, girls showing armpit hair and fetishising, it is tired," he adds.
William's own dual identity as an English king and a Norman duke is an implicit rebuke to the fetishising of nativist identities promoted by the European populism of which Macron is the antithesis.
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Pigott ties this fetishising of tactility to Cornell's own cinephilia, and identifies this same cinephilic impulse in Rose Hobart, a film borne of Cornell's simultaneous adoration of and dissatisfaction with the original work.
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Then we changed our minds and started fetishising it.
Due to collecting practices, the fetishising of archaeological artefacts as 'art', elite objects make up the bulk of the exhibition.
We need to be encouraging people into work and helping them make something of themselves, not fetishising benefits culture.