com·​mod·​i·​tize | \ kə-ˈmä-də-ˌtīz How to pronounce commoditize (audio) \
commoditized; commoditizing

Definition of commoditize

transitive verb

1 : commodify commoditizing bandwith specifically : to render (a good or service) widely available and interchangeable with one provided by another company
2 : to affect (something, such as a brand or a market) by commoditizing goods or services fierce competition threatened to commoditize prices

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Other Words from commoditize

commoditization \ kə-​ˌmä-​də-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce commoditize (audio) \ noun

Examples of commoditize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Standardized benefit designs threaten to commoditize insurance and stifle innovation, while potentially misleading consumers. Robert Pear, New York Times, " Will Add ‘Simple Choice’ Plans in Effort to Improve Value," 17 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of commoditize

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for commoditize

see commodity

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“Commoditize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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