fetishize

fetishize
fetish NOUN 1) an inanimate object worshipped for its supposed magical powers. 2) a form of sexual desire in which gratification is focused abnormally on an object, part of the body, or activity. 3) a course of action to which one has an excessive and irrational commitment.
DERIVATIVES fetishism noun fetishist noun fetishistic adjective fetishization (also fetishisation) noun fetishize (also fetishise) verb.
ORIGIN French fétiche, from Latin facticius 'made by art' .

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  • fetishize — (Amer.) v. make a fetish of; treat an object as fetish (also fetishise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fetishize — [fet′ishīz΄] vt. fetishized, fetishizing 1. to make a fetish of 2. to treat with unwarranted respect; overvalue fetishization n …   English World dictionary

  • fetishize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1920 to make a fetish of ; treat or regard with fetishism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fetishize — /fet i shuyz /, v.t., fetishized, fetishizing. to make a fetish of. Also, esp. Brit., fetishise. [FETISH + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fetishize — verb To make a fetish of; to obsess over Our society has fetishized personal wealth …   Wiktionary

  • fetishize — fet·ish·ize …   English syllables

  • fetishize — fet•ish•ize [[t]ˈfɛt ɪˌʃaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb to make a fetish of …   From formal English to slang

  • fetishize — verb make a fetish of • Derivationally related forms: ↑fetish • Hypernyms: ↑adore • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • fetishized — fetishize (Amer.) v. make a fetish of; treat an object as fetish (also fetishise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fetishizes — fetishize (Amer.) v. make a fetish of; treat an object as fetish (also fetishise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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