[kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz] /kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), commercialized, commercializing.
to make in character, methods, or spirit.
to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality:
to commercialize one’s artistic talent.
to offer for sale; make available as a commodity.
verb (transitive)
to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality

1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.


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