Commodify



[kuh-mod-uh-fahy] /kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), commodified, commodifying.
1.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
2.
to treat as if a commodity.
/kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can’t commodify art
v.

1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.

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