Definition of commercialize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commercialize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːʃəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrʃlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they commercialize
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːʃəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrʃlaɪz//
 
he / she / it commercializes
BrE BrE//kəˈmɜːʃəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɜːrʃlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple commercialized
BrE BrE//kəˈmɜːʃəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɜːrʃlaɪzd//
 
past participle commercialized
BrE BrE//kəˈmɜːʃəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɜːrʃlaɪzd//
 
-ing form commercializing
BrE BrE//kəˈmɜːʃəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɜːrʃlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] commercialize something 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commercialize