reify

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Back-formation from reification, calque from German. Formed as Latin rēs (thing) +‎ -ify (English suffix).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɹiː.ə.faɪ/, /ˈɹeɪ.ə.faɪ/
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reify (third-person singular simple present reifies, present participle reifying, simple past and past participle reified)

  1. (transitive) to regard something abstract as if it were a concrete material thing

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