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objectify
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ob·jec·ti·fy  (əb-jĕk′tə-fī′)
tr.v. ob·jec·ti·fied, ob·jec·ti·fy·ing, ob·jec·ti·fies
1. To present or regard as an object: "Because we have objectified animals, we are able to treat them impersonally" (Barry Lopez).
2. To make objective, external, or concrete: thoughts objectified in art.

ob·jec′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ob·jec′ti·fi′er n.

objectify (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Philosophy) (tr) to represent concretely; present as an object
obˌjectifiˈcation n
ob•jec•ti•fy (əbˈdʒɛk təˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to present as an object, esp. of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.
[1830–40]
ob•jec`ti•fi•ca′tion, n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Verb1.objectify - make external or objective, or give reality to; "language externalizes our thoughts"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.objectify - make impersonal or present as an object; "Will computers depersonalize human interactions?"; "Pornography objectifies women"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"


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