Adjective "objectified" definition and examples

(Objectified may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɒbˈdʒɛktɪfʌɪ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Degrade to the status of a mere object.
  1. 'So blame me for objectifying males, I will take it, because we are really not much better than men when it comes to watching our sex objects.'
  2. '‘Porn is wrong’ goes the old argument ‘because it objectifies women and confirms their status as little more than sex toys.’'
  3. 'I challenge you to tell me one mainstream non-sex industry, non-celebrity culture mainstream profession in which part of the job description is that one must be sexually objectified or treated like a literal object.'
  4. 'Gloria Steinem hadn't seen anything in the 60's and the 70's compared to what the toy industry is teaching boys about objectifying girls.'
  5. 'We don't want to give the impression that we're objectifying people.'
  6. '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.'
  7. 'They see it as objectifying women and perpetuating sexist notions about women.'
  8. 'For years I wasn't into wearing anything ‘sexy’, feeling that I would just be perpetuating a sexist objectified view of femaleness that was shoved down my throat via the covers of magazines.'
  9. 'A danger exists that they will be objectified and degraded.'
  10. 'You are presenting your body in an objectifying and degrading manner.'
Express (something abstract) in a concrete form.
  1. 'The effect has been to objectify these occupations and give short shrift to their mythologizers: at least to those who would see a mythos as crude as Confucianism.'
  2. 'We all probably think ourselves capable of switching off ideology and interest, of objectifying the task at hand.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'This is where he differs from the fundamentalists who always objectify Truth as something external to them and ask everyone to follow it.'
  5. 'Sayer explains that new undergrads in sociology will, eventually and unfortunately, be taught to objectify class and distance themselves from it, in order to ‘better’ study it.'
  6. 'Ambient space plays a major role in inducing sadharanikarana, or that delicate balance between distance and nearness, essential for objectifying emotion.'
  7. 'It never objectifies the subject of the violence, nor does it dehumanize the perpetrators of violence.'
  8. 'By objectifying life we also objectify ourselves.'
  9. 'The depersonalised character of traditional diagnoses allowed the sufferer to objectify the condition as something ‘out there’, perhaps a somewhat forced abstraction, but one with some pragmatic value.'
  10. 'The results of this expulsion are objectified in the shameless episodes and the sinless attitudes that currently identify wrongdoing in the human community.'

More definitions

1. to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.

More examples(as adjective)

"representations can be objectified."

"consciousnesses can be objectified."

"thoughts can be objectified."

"people can be objectified."

"elements can be objectified."

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Origin

(objectify)Mid 19th century: from the noun object + -i- + -fy.