Meaning of “commercialize” in the English Dictionary

"commercialize" in British English

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commercializeverb [ T usually passive ]

UK usually commercialise uk /kəˈmɜː.ʃəl.aɪz/ us /kəˈmɝː.ʃəl.aɪz/
commercialization
noun [ U ] disapproving UK usually commercialisation uk /kəˌmɜː.ʃəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /kəˌmɝː.ʃəl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

The commercialization of football has turned it from a sport into a business.
commercialized
adjective disapproving UK usually commercialised uk /kəˈmɜː.ʃəl.aɪzd/ us /kəˈmɝː.ʃəl.aɪzd/

What a pity Christmas has become so commercialized.

(Definition of “commercialize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commercialize" in Business English

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commercializeverb [ T usually passive ]

also UK commercialise uk /kəˈmɜːʃəlaɪz/ us /-ˈmɝː-/

COMMERCE to make a product or service available for sale to the public:

How can this technology be commercialized?

disapproving to develop or organize something in order to make as much money as possible:

She says that the Olympics have become a commercialized extravaganza.

(Definition of “commercialize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)