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commercial +‎ -ize


commercialize (third-person singular simple present commercializes, present participle commercializing, simple past and past participle commercialized)

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  1. (transitive) to bring into commerce from an earlier condition (such as idea alone, experimental prototypes alone, or one-off custom builds only).
    the work required not only to invent a device but also to commercialize it
  2. (transitive) to apply business methodology to something in order to profit (such as introducing salability to a resource that comes from, or rightfully belongs to, the commons).
    Coordinate term: monetize
    finding the right balance in paying for water infrastructure (treatment plants and pipe networks) but not commercializing water to the point of excluding low-income people from adequate access to a basic necessity
  3. (transitive) to exploit something for maximum financial gain, sometimes by sacrificing quality.
    a market district formerly served mainly by artisans but increasingly commercialized for mass tourism


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