de·​mon·​e·​tize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈmä-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce demonetize (audio) , -ˈmə- How to pronounce demonetize (audio) \
demonetized; demonetizing; demonetizes

Definition of demonetize

transitive verb

1 : to stop using (a metal) as a monetary standard
2 : to deprive of value for official payment

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Other Words from demonetize

demonetization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌmä-​nə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce demonetization (audio) , -​ˌmə-​ \ noun

Examples of demonetize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company isn't always transparent about why a video is demonetized, which can leave creators left guessing. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Transgender people find a home on YouTube but challenges remain," 25 June 2019 Many creators first voiced their concerns with the company in 2017, arguing that their content was seemingly hidden and demonetized. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "LGBTQ YouTubers are suing YouTube over alleged discrimination," 14 Aug. 2019 Instead, YouTube banned hate speech and demonetized the channel. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "San Francisco Pride Refuses to Ban Google From Its Parade, But Says They 'Must Do More'," 26 June 2019 His thread quickly went viral, prompting a new wave of harassment from Crowder fans—and eventually, a pseudo-apology from Crowder and a response from YouTube, which demonetized Crowder’s channel. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet," 16 July 2019 When content is taken down, demoted or demonetized, websites should explain exactly which standards have been violated, and how. Chris Cox, WSJ, "Hawley’s Bad Idea to Protect Speech," 23 June 2019 But after an outcry from activists and LGBT advocates, the company decided to demonetize Crowder’s videos. Ashley Mcbride,, "SF Pride board contacted Google over YouTube controversy, official says," 7 June 2019 A year after YouTube took steps to correct the problem, however, transgender creators were still claiming that YouTube’s algorithms were automatically demonetizing and restricting their content. Aja Romano, Vox, "YouTube may allow hate speech if it’s part of a larger argument. Yikes.," 6 June 2019 Currently, if a copyright holder files a complaint against PewDiePie, YouTube can remove the video or demonetize it. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube now runs pop-ups on videos that warn users of EU copyright proposal," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of demonetize

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for demonetize

French démonétiser, from dé- de- + Latin moneta coin — more at mint

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29 Sep 2019

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The first known use of demonetize was in 1852

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