- 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 commercialize
Having received a patent on the technology in 1986, Hull founded 3D Systems to commercialize his discoveries.Pioneers in Printing
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It is too myself, like my earlobes and my throat, to commercialize by the day.I, Mary MacLane
In 1880 he began to commercialize a two-cycle stationary engine.Automobile Biographies</p>
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Early efforts to commercialize waterways materialized in 1790.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
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Money will not tempt him to commercialize his gaiety and regulate it to meet the morbid demands of the interloper.
The Austrians do not commercialize their pleasure in the hope of wheedling dollars from American pockets.
- 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 commercialize
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