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commercialize

[kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz] /kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), commercialized, commercializing.
1.
to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
2.
to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality:
to commercialize one's artistic talent.
3.
to offer for sale; make available as a commodity.
Also, especially British, commercialise.
Origin of commercialize
Related forms
commercialization, noun
commercializer, noun
decommercialization, noun
decommercialize, verb (used with object), decommercialized, decommercializing.
overcommercialization, noun
overcommercialize, verb (used with object), overcommercialized, overcommercializing.
quasi-commercialized, adjective
uncommercialized, adjective
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  • An offer was made to commercialise the invention, but Langley steadfastly refused it.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
British Dictionary definitions for commercialise

commercialize

/kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
2.
to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality
Derived Forms
commercialization, commercialisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for commercialise

commercialize

v.

1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.

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