If only it were a word...
why would that possibly matter? I'm not going to lawschool to be abjectified by you.
1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty.
2. contemptible; despicable; base-spirited: an abject coward.
3. shamelessly servile; slavish.
to present as an object, esp. of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.
The OP actually deserves credit for coining a new word: To objectify as an abject sexual object.
Except that abject is an adjective
Perhaps, but abjectify is a verb!
but I completely agree, even though the word does not exist, abjectify would be the verb form of abject.
Yeah, if it was a word. But as any linguist worth his salt knows, the litmus test for whether something is an acceptable word is that it sounds acceptable. I'm sorry, but I can not say 'I abjectified him' without getting nauseous.
Come to think of it, it's hard to turn adjectives into verbs generally...
Nouns are easy - i.e. beauty to beautify or Google to Googled - but adjectives are tricky. Does beautiful to beautifuled make anyone else cringe?
Try: "Beautify"... it's a word.
You know what also makes me nauseous? "if it was a word" - whatever happened to the subjunctive in the English language? "if it were
just giving you a hard time