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English definition of “commercialize”

commercialize

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