Definition of monetize in English:


Line breaks: mon¦et|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌnɪtʌɪz
(also monetise)


[with object]
  • 1Convert into or express in the form of currency: Hamilton had monetized the entire federal and state war debts
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    • Will it be stabilised by fiscal transfers from other member countries or should the European Central Bank be allowed to monetise the accrued national debt?
    • Such is the simplified view of how the Federal Reserve actions monetized recent price increases, such as those of oil.
    • The Federal Reserve has not yet had to monetize the national deficit, but the trend seems to point in that direction.
  • 1.1 (usually as adjective monetized) Convert or adapt (a society, economy, etc.) to trade based on the exchange of money: a fully monetized society
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    • The earliest Greek poetry and wisdom, we citizens of a thoroughly monetised society recognise as alien and yet somehow more akin to us than anything from those earlier civilisations.
    • We haven't even started monetizing our growing community of users, and will shortly be doing so.
    • We will figure out how to monetize the largest user base on the Net.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • If the only tool you use for measuring value is a price tag or monetization, then those values that are not easily monetized begin to look like they have no value.
  • The deputies had plenty of other means at their disposal to criticize the government and protest the monetization of benefits.
  • In their discussions, monetization is not limited to paper assets, but curiously includes the mention of gold mines, among other things.


late 19th century: from French monétiser, from Latin moneta 'money'.

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