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

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 That runs into conflict with U.S. copyright laws, which allow companies and nonprofit organizations to commoditize their work product — including pieces of a shared language. Graham Lee Brewer, NBC News, 3 June 2022 In a further evolution of the hacker’s BEC toolbox, enterprising criminals are now trying to commoditize the sale of BEC tools and techniques to aspiring cybercriminals. Stu Sjouwerman, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Measure and Kespry sought to commoditize this experience by becoming a one stop shop for clients – data capture, data analysis, and insight delivery. Harrison Wolf, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Persist in the face of prospect opposition to change or attempts to commoditize your offering. Andy Gole, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Behind this assault is a sophisticated new tort machine that leverages Wall Street litigation funding, third-party brokers to collect and commoditize claims, and sweeping online marketing that recruits and coaches claimants. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2021 Standardized benefit designs threaten to commoditize insurance and stifle innovation, while potentially misleading consumers. Robert Pear, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2016 See More

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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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9 Jun 2022

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“Commoditize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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