from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make a fetish of: "The American public schools . . . have in the space of a few years gone from neglecting computers to fetishizing them” ( James Traub).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a fetish of; to obsess over
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a fetish of
It seems that if you use the word fetishize to attack an idea you don't have to engage in supported or reasoned argument against the idea.
In other words, we feel guilty, and we, in his term, "fetishize" labor.
My right-leaning buddy Mike affirms the legality of the construction and actively wants the mosque built, though he also wonders how long we will continue to "fetishize" the area of Lower Manhattan close to Ground Zero.
I kind of fetishize fetishes actually -- I really get a kick out of doing things that are out of the norm in general.
Throw in "fetishize" and a weird pronounciation of Aptow ...
"I'm just surprised by the way they boldly, proudly, fetishize the stupidity."
This is yet another sign of the disconnect in priorities between the American public and centrist Beltway media figures, who, as John Harris and Jim VandeHei wrote the other day, have developed an unhealthy obsession with the deficit as the number one litmus test issue for serious politicans, as well as a tendency to fetishize bipartisan deficit commissions.
A lesson from other movements is that you don't want to fetishize how to do things.
At almost all the occupied territories I've visited the words fetishize or fetishizing have been used.
Schools fetishize reading, like reading in itself is something special, but it's not.
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