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

transitive verb

: to monetize (something) again: such as
: 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
: 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
remonetization noun
remonetization of silver

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remonetize was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Remonetize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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