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commercialize

commercialize

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

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

business : to make (something) available to customers

com·mer·cial·izedcom·mer·cial·iz·ing

Full Definition of COMMERCIALIZE

transitive verb
1
a :  to manage on a business basis for profit
b :  to develop commerce in
2
:  to exploit for profit <commercialize Christmas>
3
:  to debase in quality for more profit
com·mer·cial·i·za·tion \-ˌmər-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of COMMERCIALIZE

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

First Known Use of COMMERCIALIZE

1830

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