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monetize

[ mon-i-tahyz, muhn- ]
/ ˈmɒn ɪˌtaɪz, ˈmʌn- /
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verb (used with object), mon·e·tized, mon·e·tiz·ing.

to legalize as money.
to coin into money: to monetize gold.
to give the character of money to.
Economics. to convert (a debt, especially the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes.
to make a profit or derive income from: Lots of people download the game, but the start-up hasn’t been able to monetize the add-on features.

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Also especially British, mon·e·tise .

Origin of monetize

First recorded in 1875–80; from Latin monēt(a) money + -ize
mon·e·ti·za·tion [mon-i-tahy-zey-shuhn, muhn-] /ˌmɒn ɪ taɪˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌmʌn-/ especially British, mon·e·ti·sa·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monetize

monetize

monetise

/ (ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to establish as the legal tender of a country
to give a legal value to (a coin)
monetization or monetisation, noun
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