externalise vs objectify what difference

what is difference between externalise and objectify



externalise (third-person singular simple present externalises, present participle externalising, simple past and past participle externalised)

  1. Alternative spelling of externalize



  • Homophones: externalisent, externalises



  1. first-person singular present indicative of externaliser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of externaliser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of externaliser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of externaliser
  5. second-person singular imperative of externaliser



object +‎ -ify


  • (Canada) IPA(key): /əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ/


objectify (third-person singular simple present objectifies, present participle objectifying, simple past and past participle objectified)

  1. To make something (such as an abstract idea) possible to be perceived by the senses.
  2. To treat as something objectively real.
    • 1921: Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow
      The mystic objectifies a rich feeling in the pit of the stomach into a cosmology.
  3. To treat as a mere object and deny the dignity of.
    • 1994 “Book review: Fire With Fire”, backlash.com[1]
      She talks about the fact that women objectify men just as much as men objectify women, and she even admits her culpability in doing so by talking about how sometimes she wishes she had a group of “nubile 17 year old soccer players” to keep her happy.
    • 1999: Dawson’s Creek (TV, episode 3.04)
      The entire notion of cheerleading is just a sexist attempt to try to objectify the female body.


  • objectivize, reify, thingify

Derived terms

  • objectification

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