commercialize commercialize n. to make something commercial in character, either by placing it for sale on the open market, or by emphasizing its profit-making aspects; as, the Olympics have been excessively commercialized. [Also spelled {commercialise}.] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • commercialize — com‧mer‧cial‧ize [kəˈmɜːʆəlaɪz ǁ ɜːr ] also commercialise verb [transitive] 1. COMMERCE to make something available to buyers for the first time: • He doesn t see any rush to commercialize the Sunpower technology for household use. 2 …   Financial and business terms

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  • commercialize — 1830, from COMMERCIAL (Cf. commercial) + IZE (Cf. ize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • commercialize — (Amer.) com·mer·cial·ize || kÉ™ mɜːʃəlaɪz v. make commercial; exploit something for financial profit; reduce in quality for more profit (also commercialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commercialize — [v] prepare for saleability advertise, cheapen, degrade, depreciate, develop as business, lessen, lower, make bring returns, make marketable, make pay, make profitable, make saleable, market, sell; concept 324 …   New thesaurus

  • commercialize — (also commercialise) ► VERB ▪ manage or exploit in a way designed to make a profit. DERIVATIVES commercialization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • commercialize — [kə mʉr′shəlīz΄] vt. commercialized, commercializing 1. to run as a business; apply commercial methods to 2. to engage in or make use of mainly for profit, esp. at a sacrifice of other values 3. to cause to be affected by commercialism… …   English World dictionary

  • commercialize — UK [kəˈmɜː(r)ʃəlaɪz] / US [kəˈmɜrʃ(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms commercialize : present tense I/you/we/they commercialize he/she/it commercializes present participle commercializing past tense commercialized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • commercialize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1830 1. a. to manage on a business basis for profit b. to develop commerce in 2. to exploit for profit < commercialize Christmas > 3. to debase in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commercialize — commercialization, n. commercializer, n. /keuh merr sheuh luyz /, v.t., commercialized, commercializing. 1. to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit. 2. to emphasize the profitable aspects of, esp. at the expense of quality: to… …   Universalium

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