commoditize

[ kuh-mod-i-tahyz ]
/ kəˈmɒd ɪˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), com·mod·i·tized, com·mod·i·tiz·ing.


Nearby words

  1. commodification,
  2. commodify,
  3. commodious,
  4. commodiously,
  5. commoditization,
  6. commodity,
  7. commodity exchange,
  8. commodity futures trading commission,
  9. commodore,
  10. commodus

Origin of commoditize


commodify

or com·mod·i·tize

[ kuh-mod-uh-fahy ]
/ kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), com·mod·i·fied, com·mod·i·fy·ing.

to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
to treat as if a commodity.
Related formscom·mod·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivecom·mod·i·fi·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for commoditized

commoditize

commoditise

/ (kəˈmɒdɪˌtaɪz) /

verb

(tr) another term for commodify

commodify

/ (kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commoditiesyou can't commodify art
Derived Formscommodification, noun

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Word Origin and History for commoditized

commodify

v.

1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.

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