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[kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz] /kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), commercialized, commercializing.
to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality:
to commercialize one's artistic talent.
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 Unabridged
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  • And with just this sort of thing, our army of commercialised writers and dramatists and editors has kept him constantly supplied.

British Dictionary definitions for commercialised


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



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

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