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Definition of commercialize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

commercialize

 verb
verb
NAmE//kəˈmərʃəˌlaɪz//
 
[often passive] commercialize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they commercialize
 
he / she / it commercializes
 
past simple commercialized
 
-ing form commercializing
 
 
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to use something to try to make a profit, especially in a way that other people do not approve of Their music has become very commercialized in recent years. Christmas is far too commercialized now.
commercialization
 
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NAmE//kəˌmərʃələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: commercialize