reify
transitive verb (reified; reifying) Etymology: Latin res thing — more at real Date: 1854 to regard (something abstract) as a material or concrete thing

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  • reify — index substantiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reify — 1854, from re , stem of L. res thing + FY (Cf. fy). Related: Reified; reifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • reify — *realize, actualize, embody, incarnate, materialize, externalize, objectify, hypostatize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reify — [rē′ə fī΄] vt. reified, reifying [< L res, thing (see REAL1) + FY] to treat (an abstraction) as substantially existing, or as a concrete material object reification n …   English World dictionary

  • reify — reification, n. /ree euh fuy , ray /, v.t., reified, reifying. to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept. [1850 55; < L re(s) thing + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • reify — re•i•fy [[t]ˈri əˌfaɪ, ˈreɪ [/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept[/ex] • Etymology: 1850–55; < L rē(s) thing + ify re i•fi•ca′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • reify — /ˈriəfaɪ/ (say reeuhfuy) verb (t) (reified, reifying) to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify an abstract concept. {Latin rē(s) thing + (i)fy} –reification, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • reify — verb /ˈɹiː.ə.faɪ,ˈɹeɪ.ə.faɪ/ To regard something abstract as if it were a concrete material thing. Syn: conceptualize, concretize, objectify, picture See Also: reification …   Wiktionary

  • reify — reification …   Philosophy dictionary

  • reify — rɪːɪfaɪ v. demonstrate, make something simple and concrete …   English contemporary dictionary

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