Objectification is the act of treating someone as a thing instead of a person. This can be done in a number of ways, from treating them as an object that you can use, to viewing them as a source of amusement or pleasure.

  • The clothing company is objectifying women by dressing them in very revealing clothes.

  • The journalist is objectifying the people in the photos by treating them as objects.

Definition of objectification


a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle


the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing

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Example Sentences for objectification

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    It would not be possible to objectify the article.

  • 2

    The catalog also objectifies real people.

  • 3

    The victims of Asian fetish are objectified by the perpetrators.

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    Arguing that men are not sexually objectified in film is ludicrous.

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    It is objectifying, inaccurate, and based solely on the writers preferences.

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    On one hand, an attempt by the squeamish to objectify their biases.

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    Instead, biased opinion was editted to objectify the statement.

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    How can one objectify the greatest rivalry

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    They can never be fully known, as to know it is to objectify it.

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    This is due to the medical gaze's tendency to objectify the patient.