Definition of objectify:
externalise, make objective, manifest, body forth, personify, depersonalise, bring outside, embody, depersonalize, project, incarnate, materialize, exteriorise, make objective, personalize, substantiate, substitute, substantiate, materialize, externalize, exteriorize.
We are much more inclined to forget, if we can, that the book is an object of art, and to treat it as a piece of the life around us; we fashion for ourselves, we objectify, the elements in it that happen to strike us most keenly, such as an effective scene or a brilliant character.- "The Craft of Fiction", Percy Lubbock.
But it must depend considerably on the nature of his story, for it may happen that he tells and describes things that a man is never really in a position to substantiate; his account of himself, for example, cannot be thoroughly valid, not through any want of candour on his part, but simply because no man can completely objectify himself, and a credible account of anything must appear to detach it, to set it altogether free for inspection.- "The Craft of Fiction", Percy Lubbock.
- "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.