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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.objectification - the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
actualisation, actualization, realization, realisation - making real or giving the appearance of reality
reification, depersonalisation, depersonalization - representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality; "according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual"
hypostatisation, hypostatization, reification - regarding something abstract as a material thing
embodiment - giving concrete form to an abstract concept
2.objectification - a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
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Summary: Singer is known for wearing oversized clothing to shield herself from objectification
He also said that he opposed the objectification of women and has supported women and their rights.
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Taken together, the tales dramatize the dehumanizing process of objectification that turns human beings into commodities or non-human "things." Orlando Patterson (1982) has called this process the "social death" of slavery.
He tweeted: "'I'm absolutely outraged, disgusted & offended by this sexual objectification of Poldark' - said no man ever."
Duterte is often criticized for his anti-women remarks, saying such comments encourage objectification and violence against women.