Meaning of “monetize” in the English Dictionary

"monetize" in British English

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monetizeverb [ T ]

specialized UK usually monetise /ˈmʌn.ɪ.taɪz/

to change something into money, or to express something in terms of money or a currency:

Japan is monetizing several trillion dollars of government debt.

to make money from something:

The problem was how to monetize this kind of social networking site.
noun [ U ] UK usually monetisation /ˌmʌn.ɪ.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/

the monetization of the national debt
the monetization of start-up companies

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

"monetize" in Business English

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monetizeverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmɒnətaɪz/ us UK also monetise

FINANCE to change something into money of equal value:

monetize an asset/a debt Monetizing debt is a complicated investment few understand.

FINANCE, MARKETING to cause something to earn money:

We can monetize website traffic by showing advertisements.

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