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commercialize

verb [T usually passive] (UK usually commercialise) uk   /kəˈmɜː.ʃəl.aɪz/  us   /-ˈmɝː-/
to organize something to make a profit
commercialization
noun [U] disapproving (UK usually commercialisation) uk   /kəˌmɜː.ʃəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌmɝː-/
The commercialization of football has turned it from a sport into a business.
commercialized
adjective disapproving (UK usually commercialised) uk   us   /-aɪzd/
It's a pity Christmas has become so commercialized.
Translations of “commercialize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使商業化,使商品化, 從…中賺錢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使商业化,使商品化, 从…中赚钱…
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