commercialize

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

Definition of commercialize

commercialized

commercializing

  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

commercialization

play \-ˌmər-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of commercialize in a sentence

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

1830

First Known Use of commercialize

1830


COMMERCIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

commercialize

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

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

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

Definition of commercialize for Students

commercialized

commercializing

  1. :  to handle with the idea of making a profit <commercializing a holiday>


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