commercialize

verb com·mer·cial·ize \ kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of commercialize

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

play \kə-ˌmər-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of commercialize in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of commercialize

1830


COMMERCIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

commercialize

verb

Definition of commercialize for English Language Learners

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

  • business : to make (something) available to customers


COMMERCIALIZE Defined for Kids

commercialize

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

Definition of commercialize for Students

commercialized; commercializing
:to handle with the idea of making a profit
  • commercializing a holiday

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