[ 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.
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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
And with just this sort of thing, our army of commercialised writers and dramatists and editors has kept him constantly supplied.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various
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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