[ mon-i-tahyz, muhn- ]
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verb (used with object),mon·e·tized, mon·e·tiz·ing.
  1. to legalize as money.

  2. to coin into money: to monetize gold.

  1. to give the character of money to.

  2. Economics. to convert (a debt, especially the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes.

  3. 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.

Origin of monetize

First recorded in 1875–80; from Latin monēt(a) money + -ize
  • Also especially British, mon·e·tise .

Other words from monetize

  • mon·e·ti·za·tion [mon-i-tahy-zey-shuhn, muhn-] /ˌmɒn ɪ taɪˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌmʌn-/ especially British, mon·e·ti·sa·tion, noun

Words Nearby monetize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use monetize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for monetize



/ (ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz) /

  1. to establish as the legal tender of a country

  2. to give a legal value to (a coin)

Derived forms of monetize

  • monetization or monetisation, noun

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