- to legalize as money.
- to coin into money: to monetize gold.
- to give the character of money to.
- Economics. to convert (a debt, especially the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes.
Also especially British, mon·e·tise.
Origin of monetize
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Examples from the Web for monetize
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- to establish as the legal tender of a country
- to give a legal value to (a coin)
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Word Origin and History for monetize
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