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Line breaks: ob¦ject|ify
Pronunciation: /ɒbˈdʒɛktɪfʌɪ

Definition of objectify in English:

verb (objectifies, objectifying, objectified)

[with object]
1Express (something abstract) in a concrete form: good poetry objectifies feeling
More example sentences
  • Sharon seems to be deflecting on the art of understanding poetry in itself, because she objectifies this work with the woman as she knew her.
  • So it came as a surprise to contemporaries that Stanley Kubrick, the genius behind the stunning montage shots and obscure symbolism of 2001: A Space Odyssey, should turn that ruthlessly objectifying skill of his to a Steven King novel.
  • The tool for representing, for objectifying one's experience in order to deal with it, culture, is so saturated with male bias that women almost never have a chance to see themselves culturally through their own eyes.
2Degrade to the status of a mere object: a deeply sexist attitude that objectifies women
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  • This all reminds me much of clients who come to me begging to serve me, to make them utterly obedient, to humiliate and degrade and objectify them - just as they have imagined it in their fantasies, to the note.
  • A danger exists that they will be objectified and degraded.
  • If the company really cared about preventing domestic violence, it would stop sexist advertising that objectifies women and contributes to attitudes that allow domestic violence to continue.


mid 19th century: from the noun object + -i- + -fy.



Pronunciation: /-fɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • My concern, apart from the detached objectification of one's child involved in this method, is that pain is used as the controlling instrument.
  • This sums up the sexual dilemma for Breillat's female characters, where the choice seems to be between rejection and objectification.
  • Among the Kashmiri saint-poets, none has made a comparable brilliant use of this technique for the objectification of his devotion.

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