- 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, com·mer·cial·ise.
Origin of commercialize
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Examples from the Web for commercialization
However, an unintended consequence of the commercialization of the sport was a boom in child trafficking.Dubai’s Camel Races Embrace Robot Jockeys
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Only Johnny Carson could make the commercialization of Shakespeare funny.Johnny Carson’s Greatest Moments From Carnac to a Python Grapple
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The White Slave Traffic, about which we hear so much these days, is a direct result of this commercialization.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
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Its purpose was to streamline the commercialization of a farm product, and in this effort it was highly successful.Frying Pan Farm
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Commercialization has never affected any literature more than it has affected the American short story in the past.
The commercialization of brides is substantially universal, except in America.The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories
It was another little thing they had picked up in our world, from our civilization,—the commercialization of art.The Pacific Triangle
- to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
- to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality
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Word Origin and History for commercialization
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