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[ kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, com·mer·cial·ized, com·mer·cial·iz·ing.
  1. to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
  2. to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality:

    to commercialize one's artistic talent.

  3. to offer for sale; make available as a commodity.


/ kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz /


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

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Derived Forms

  • comˌmercialiˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • com·mer·cial·i·za·tion [k, uh, -mur-sh, uh, l-, uh, -, zey, -sh, uh, n], noun
  • com·mer·cial·iz·er noun
  • de·com·mer·cial·i·za·tion noun
  • de·com·mer·cial·ize verb (used with object) decommercialized decommercializing
  • o·ver·com·mer·cial·i·za·tion noun
  • o·ver·com·mer·cial·ize verb (used with object) overcommercialized overcommercializing
  • qua·si-com·mer·cial·ized adjective
  • un·com·mer·cial·ized adjective

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Word History and Origins

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Example Sentences

“Now, as we look to expand our fleet and commercialize our driverless trucks, FirstLight lidar must be increasingly scalable — it needs to be smaller and less expensive, but just as powerful,” the company said.

Others who attempted to commercialize lithium-metal batteries ran into similar problems.

Even as C-Zero begins commercializing its technology it faces some stiff competition from some of the largest chemical companies in the world.

With the likes of Instagram and Pinterest looking to commercialize their content by allowing people to buy products directly from their platform, Google has been fairly transparent about its intentions to do the same with YouTube in the near future.

Their aim was to preempt biased and homogenized programming that typically occurs when corporate monopolies dominate highly commercialized media systems.

Having received a patent on the technology in 1986, Hull founded 3D Systems to commercialize his discoveries.

In 1880 he began to commercialize a two-cycle stationary engine.

To thus commercialize pleasure is as monstrous as it is to commercialize art.

We give money prizes for work in our schools and thus strive to commercialize the things of the mind and of the spirit.

There are those, of course, who will commercialize this misconception of education by publishing books of questions and answers.

It remained for this industrial and much-vaunted age systematically to commercialize vice.


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