to treat (an abstraction) as substantially existing, or as a concrete material object
Origin of reify; from Classical Latin res, thing (see real) + -fy
transitive verbre·i·fied, re·i·fy·ing, re·i·fies
To regard or treat (an abstraction) as if it had concrete or material existence.
Origin of reifyLatin r&emacron;s, r&emacron;-, thing; see r&emacron;- in Indo-European roots + –fy.
(third-person singular simple present reifies, present participle reifying, simple past and past participle reified)