[ kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz ]
/ kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlaɪz /

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.
Also especially British, com·mer·cial·ise.

Origin of commercialize

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for commercialise

  • An offer was made to commercialise the invention, but Langley steadfastly refused it.

    A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian

British Dictionary definitions for commercialise



/ (kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality

Derived Forms

commercialization or commercialisation, noun
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