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verb as in actualize

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Example Sentences

He wanted to reverse that typical cliché about how we look at and objectify women’s bodies.

From Ozy

I have a strong experience of difference, of being vilified or removed or objectified through harassment or teasing.

Even in the supportive celebration of her bravery, Spears and her career were being objectified again.

In the 1990s, some in academia advocated for replacing the word slave, arguing it objectifies and dehumanizes those who were enslaved.

From Ozy

This urge to objectify and thereby transcend nature is the source, he implies, of all our travails.

As a journalist writing a quick post for The Daily Beast, my job was to objectify him—and I did.

But he failed to make the connection that chauvinists invariably objectify women and view them as unequal.

Nichole, Former Porn Star: There are people like me who objectify themselves to men.

Thus, they objectify both the pain of the sickness and the fear aroused in the community by the behaviour of the sick person.

Nor has he ever had the power to express and objectify himself completely, and achieve vital form.

We are inevitably inclined to objectify the limitations of our own power instead of recognizing them for what they are.

You objectify an impression without arguing as to its reality at all, or relating it to yourself or anything else.

The effort to objectify the ideal, and to put it in concrete form in words or upon canvas, is said to be precious though painful.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to objectify, such as: embody, exteriorize, externalize, materialize, and substantiate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.