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reify

To regard (something abstract) as a material thing.
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To reify its thoughts of self, the mind also reifies its thoughts of others, routinely mistaking its own self-concerned, partial thoughts of other persons for their whole being.
Still, hegemony does not preclude contestation; it merely requires that dissent unfold within a frame that reifies the legitimacy of a given elite.
In each one, she reifies and reclaims values and voices in danger of atrophy from historical attrition and reorients the American aesthetic in such a way that is inclusive of black cultural experience.
The notion that clothing defines and reifies societal relationships, whether political, economic, social, religious, or cultural, is antithetical to modern ideas about clothing as ephemeral and subject to changing taste.
Sullivan's installation both oddly undercuts and reifies theatrical impulses.