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commercialize

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verb com·mer·cial·ize \kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of commercialize

  • : to use (something) as an opportunity to earn money

  • business : to make (something) available to customers

Full Definition of commercialize

com·mer·cial·izedcom·mer·cial·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to manage on a business basis for profit b :  to develop commerce in

  3. 2 :  to exploit for profit <commercialize Christmas>

  4. 3 :  to debase in quality for more profit

com·mer·cial·i·za·tion play \-ˌmər-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of commercialize

  1. The company hopes to commercialize the drug next year.



1830

First Known Use of commercialize

1830


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