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.Related formscom·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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Contemporary Examples of commercialize
Historical Examples of commercialize
It is too myself, like my earlobes and my throat, to commercialize by the day.
In 1880 he began to commercialize a two-cycle stationary engine.
Early efforts to commercialize waterways materialized in 1790.
Money will not tempt him to commercialize his gaiety and regulate it to meet the morbid demands of the interloper.
The Austrians do not commercialize their pleasure in the hope of wheedling dollars from American pockets.
British Dictionary definitions for commercialize
Derived Formscommercialization or commercialisation, noun
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 commercialize
1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.
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