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.

Nearby words

  1. commercial traveller,
  2. commercial vehicle,
  3. commercialism,
  4. commerciality,
  5. commercialization,
  6. commie,
  7. comminate,
  8. commination,
  9. comminatory,
  10. commines

Also especially British, com·mer·cial·ise.

Origin of commercialize


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British Dictionary definitions for commercializer

commercialize

commercialise

/ (kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

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Word Origin and History for commercializer

commercialize

v.

1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.

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