monetize

[mon-i-tahyz, muhn-]
verb (used with object), monetized, monetizing.
1.
to legalize as money.
2.
to coin into money: to monetize gold.
3.
to give the character of money to.
4.
Economics. to convert (a debt, especially the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes.
Also, especially British, monetise.


Origin:
1875–80; < Latin monēt(a) money + -ize

monetization, noun
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monetize or monetise (ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to establish as the legal tender of a country
2.  to give a legal value to (a coin)
 
monetise or monetise
 
vb
 
moneti'zation or monetise
 
n
 
moneti'sation or monetise
 
n

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monetize
1880, from L. moneta money (see money) + -ize. Related: Monetization.
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Example sentences
In this monetization approach, apps are free, but developers build revenue
  through in-app purchases.
It is the perfect solution for the monetization of valuable scientific content.
Monetization and the need for regulation increased as you moved between layers
  to markets that were progressively more integrated.
Monetization activities should not disrupt commercial markets for agricultural
  commodities.
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