also commercialise BrE [kəˈmə:ʃəlaız US -ə:r-] v [T]
1.) [usually passive]
to be more concerned with making money from something than about its quality - used to show disapproval
Christmas has become so commercialized.
2.) to sell something completely new to the public for the first time
Some space launches will be commercialized to help pay for more space research.
>commercialization [kəˌmə:ʃəlaıˈzeıʃən US -ˌmə:rʃələ-] n [U]

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commercialize — index deal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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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