Definition of commodify in English:


Syllabification: com·mod·i·fy
Pronunciation: /kəˈmädəˌfī

verb (commodifies, commodifying, commodified)

[with object]
  • Turn into or treat as a commodity: (as adjective commodified) art has become commodified
    More example sentences
    • He believes that the they are conspiring and commodifying art.
    • Any effort to aestheticize or commodify art is an attempt at censorship.
    • Her goal is also to create playful, original art that cannot be commodified.



Pronunciation: /kəˌmädəfəˈkāSHən/
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  • He's always been an active liberal, and his art challenges both easy commodification and conservative notions of authority.
  • If we allow the commodification of the world's freshwater supplies, we will lose the capacity to avert the looming water crisis.
  • How will doctors react to the commodification of their services?


1980s: from commodity + -fy.

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