- 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
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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.
- to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
- to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality
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Word Origin and History for commercialised
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