[ kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz ]
/ kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), com·mer·cial·ized, com·mer·cial·iz·ing.
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.
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Also especially British, com·mer·cial·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM commercialize
com·mer·cial·i·za·tion, nouncom·mer·cial·iz·er, nounde·com·mer·cial·i·za·tion, nounde·com·mer·cial·ize, verb (used with object), de·com·mer·cial·ized, de·com·mer·cial·iz·ing.
o·ver·com·mer·cial·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·com·mer·cial·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·com·mer·cial·ized, o·ver·com·mer·cial·iz·ing.qua·si-com·mer·cial·ized, adjectiveun·com·mer·cial·ized, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for commercialize
An offer was made to commercialise the invention, but Langley steadfastly refused it.A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian
British Dictionary definitions for commercialize
/ (kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz) /
to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality
Derived forms of commercializecommercialization or commercialisation, noun
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