commercialize

[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM commercialize

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Examples from the Web for commercialised

  • And with just this sort of thing, our army of commercialised writers and dramatists and editors has kept him constantly supplied.

British Dictionary definitions for commercialised

commercialize

commercialise

/ (kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of commercialize

commercialization or commercialisation, noun
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