monetize

verb
mon·​e·​tize | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce monetize (audio) also ˈmə- \
monetized; monetizing

Definition of monetize

transitive verb

1 : to coin into money also : to establish as legal tender
2 : to purchase (public or private debt) and thereby free for other uses moneys that would have been devoted to debt service
3 : to utilize (something of value) as a source of profit

Other Words from monetize

monetizable \ ˈmä-​nə-​ˌtī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce monetize (audio) also  ˈmə-​ \ adjective
monetization \ ˌmä-​nə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce monetize (audio) also  ˌmə-​ \ noun

Examples of monetize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twitter already struggles to monetize its users as successfully as Meta, bringing in around $25 in annual revenue per user compared to Meta’s $41. Abram Brown, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 AppLovin sells software to let developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. Todd Spangler, Variety, 1 Mar. 2022 The downside of this focus: Mr. Zuckerberg said Reels would monetize at lower rates versus Feed and Stories ads, weighing on advertising-revenue growth in the near term. Laura Forman, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 The international sales unit will further monetize the IP that has led to numerous spinoffs across all three franchises for NBC and CBS, all of which are owned or co-owned by Universal Studio Group’s Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2022 Looking ahead, companies see a huge opportunity to monetize their fan bases through emerging technologies like blockchain, NFTs and the metaverse. Brett Knight, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Recently, a report from Reuters said Musk was looking at new ways to monetize tweets, such as possibly charging websites a fee to quote or embed tweets from verified accounts. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 4 May 2022 Supporters of the students say the players have been exploited and barred from the opportunity to monetize their talents. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 Yoke is a turnkey technology company that enables college athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness: a triplet of assets that are known under the umbrella acronym NIL. Lucy Sherriff, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of monetize

circa 1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for monetize

Latin moneta

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The first known use of monetize was circa 1879

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23 May 2022

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“Monetize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monetize. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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monetize

transitive verb
mon·​e·​tize | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce monetize (audio) \
monetized; monetizing

Legal Definition of monetize

1 : to coin into money also : to establish as legal tender
2 : to purchase (public or private debt) and thereby free for other uses moneys that would have been devoted to debt service
3 : to utilize (something of value) as a source of profit

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