- 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 commercialized
Christmas has been commercialized since year one of the “Current Era.”Keep Christmas Commercialized!
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The high school game has become so commercialized that big games are now broadcast to a national audience on ESPN.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel
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"It's what one has to expect from a commercialized bourgeoise," he returned bitterly.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Neither educated nor commercialized, he is fleeced by the buyers.A Poor Man's House
Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The sport with us was commercialized, ruined, and then practically forbidden.The Personality of American Cities
Pastime was not only being organized, systematized, commercialized.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV
Charles L. Graves
Your commercialized society has built its house on the sands.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
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- 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 commercialized
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