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tr.v. re·i·fied, re·i·fy·ing, re·i·fies
To regard or treat (an abstraction) as if it had concrete or material existence.
re′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to consider or make (an abstract idea or concept) real or concrete
[C19: from Latin rēs thing; compare deify]
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re•i•fy(ˈri əˌfaɪ, ˈreɪ-)
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept.
[1850–55; < Latin rē(s) thing + -ify]
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Past participle: reified
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|Verb||1.||reify - consider an abstract concept to be real|
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
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reify[ˈriːɪˌfaɪ] VT → cosificar
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vt → verdinglichen, reifizieren (Philos)
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