re·​mon·​e·​tize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmä-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce remonetize (audio) also -ˈmə- \
remonetized; remonetizing

Definition of remonetize

transitive verb

: to monetize (something) again: such as
a : to restore (something) to use as legal tender In particular, they wanted the government to remonetize silver or, in other words, turn silver into an acceptable currency.— Kevin M. Schultz
b : to restore (something of value) as a source of profit : to make (something) profitable again … it's a solid brand refresher that will make a mint—an effective way for Disney to remonetize a dormant franchise.— Mark Harris

Other Words from remonetize

remonetization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌmä-​nə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce remonetization (audio) also  -​ˌmə-​ \ noun
remonetization of silver

First Known Use of remonetize

1875, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Remonetize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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