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commercialize

verb [T usually passive] uk (UK usually commercialise)   /kəˈmɜː.ʃəl.aɪz/ us    /-ˈmɝː-/
to organize something to make a profit
commercialization
noun [U] uk disapproving (UK usually commercialisation)   /kəˌmɜː.ʃəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌmɝː-/
The commercialization of football has turned it from a sport into a business.
commercialized
adjective uk disapproving (UK usually commercialised)   /-aɪzd/ us  
It's a pity Christmas has become so commercialized.
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