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commodify

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

Definition of commodify in English:

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.

Origin

1980s: from commodity + -fy.

Derivatives

commodification

1
Pronunciation: /kəˌmädəfəˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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?

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