- to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
- to treat as if a commodity.
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Examples from the Web for commodify
Stafford proposes an alternate viewpoint: "the Biblical mandate is to care for creation, not to commodify and exploit it."Can God Make a Planet so Perfect He Can't Warm it Up?
March 19, 2012
The professor's second point is less tangible: She believes it's dangerous to commodify the human body.Let Natalie Cole Buy a Kidney
April 3, 2009
- (tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commoditiesyou can't commodify art
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Word Origin and History for commodify
1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.
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