commercialize

verb

com·​mer·​cial·​ize kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce commercialize (audio)
commercialized; commercializing

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
commercialization noun

Examples of commercialize in a Sentence

The company hopes to commercialize the drug next year.
Recent Examples on the Web Novo was founded in the 1920s precisely for the purpose of creating insulin, and Lilly commercialized the world’s first insulin product around the same time. Elaine Chen, STAT, 17 July 2024 As of July, no BCI company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to commercialize its technology. Ashley Capoot, CNBC, 16 July 2024 And commercializing the agency’s underlying data risks creating a system of tiered services. Zoë Schlanger, The Atlantic, 16 July 2024 Hilfiger co-founded MGO Global in 2018 to commercialize Messi’s clothes through a licensing deal with the soccer star for consumer clothing and products excluding sports gear. Brendan Coffey, Sportico.com, 13 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for commercialize 

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of commercialize was in 1830

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“Commercialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commercialize. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

commercialize

verb
com·​mer·​cial·​ize kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce commercialize (audio)
commercialized; commercializing
1
: to manage for the sake of making a profit
2
: to use for profit
commercialize Christmas
commercialization noun

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