transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
to treat (an abstraction) as substantially existing, or as a concrete material object
Origin of reifyfrom 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 rēs rē- thing ; see rē- in Indo-European roots. -fy
(third-person singular simple present reifies, present participle reifying, simple past and past participle reified)