Definition of commercialize in English:


Line breaks: com|mer¦cial|ize
Pronunciation: /kəˈməːʃ(ə)lʌɪz
(also commercialise)


[with object]
Manage or exploit (an organization, activity, etc.) in a way designed to make a profit: the museum has been commercialized
More example sentences
  • You may find inspiration for your idea from commercialising a labour-saving process that has been around for years.
  • The initiative has been formed to commercialise work to help drug companies create products to combat resistant bacteria.
  • If and when we decide to commercialise this process you will receive a formal written offer.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • In China, it is not clear whether tourist sites should be operated for the purpose of public welfare or subjected to commercialization.
  • The education minister was especially caustic about the commercialization of education by a section of the teachers.
  • This trend developed in the late 1960s, in part as a way to avoid the commercialization of art.

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