from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To present or regard as an object: "Because we have objectified animals, we are able to treat them impersonally” ( Barry Lopez).
- transitive v. To make objective, external, or concrete: thoughts objectified in art.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to make something (such as an abstract idea) possible to be perceived by the senses
- v. to treat as something objectively real
- v. to treat as a mere object and deny the dignity of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to become an object; to cause to assume the character of an object; to represent or consider as an object; to render objective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make objective; present as an object; especially, to constitute as an object of sense; give form and shape to as an external object; externalize. Also objectivate, objectize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make external or objective, or give reality to
- v. make impersonal or present as an object
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