monetize
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Etymology: Latin moneta Date: circa 1879 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 • monetization noun

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  • monetize — UK US /ˈmɒnətaɪz/ verb [T] (UK also monetise) ► FINANCE to change something into money of equal value: monetize an asset/a debt »Monetizing debt is a complicated investment few understand. ► FINANCE, MARKETING to cause something to earn money:… …   Financial and business terms

  • Monetize — Mon e*tize, v. t. To convert into money; to adopt as current money; as, to monetize silver. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monetize — (v.) 1880, put into circulation as money, from L. moneta money (see MONEY (Cf. money)) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Monetized; monetizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • monetize — (Amer.) mon·e·tize || mÉ‘nÉ™taɪz/ mÊŒnɪtaɪz v. mint money; authorize money for legal use; giving the character of money to (also monetise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monetize — [män′ətīz΄, mun′ətīz΄] vt. monetized, monetizing [< L moneta, a MINT1 + IZE] 1. to coin into money 2. to legalize as money monetization n …   English World dictionary

  • monetize — monetization, n. /mon i tuyz , mun /, v.t., monetized, monetizing. 1. to legalize as money. 2. to coin into money: to monetize gold. 3. to give the character of money to. 4. Econ. to convert (a debt, esp. the national debt) into currency, esp. by …   Universalium

  • monetize — mon•e•tize [[t]ˈmɒn ɪˌtaɪz, ˈmʌn [/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing 1) bus to legalize as money 2) bus to coin into money: to monetize gold[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80; < L monēt(a) money+ ize mon e•ti•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • monetize — verb a) To convert something (especially a security) into currency b) To mint money …   Wiktionary

  • Monetize — 1. To convert into money. 2. To convert from securities into currency that can be used to purchase goods and services. For example, you ll often hear Internet marketers talk about monetizing website visitors. This is another way of saying that… …   Investment dictionary

  • monetize — mon|e|tize also monetise BrE [ˈmʌnətaız US ˈma: ] v [T] technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: moneta; MONEY] to change government ↑bonds and debts into money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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