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commercialize

[kuh-mur-shuh-lahyz] /kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), commercialized, commercializing.
1.
to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
2.
to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality:
to commercialize one's artistic talent.
3.
to offer for sale; make available as a commodity.
Also, especially British, commercialise.
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Related forms
commercialization, noun
commercializer, noun
decommercialization, noun
decommercialize, verb (used with object), decommercialized, decommercializing.
overcommercialization, noun
overcommercialize, verb (used with object), overcommercialized, overcommercializing.
quasi-commercialized, adjective
uncommercialized, adjective
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Examples from the web for commercialize
  • We're working to commercialize a system for testing water for potability.
  • We are working to commercialize technology that can make liquid transportation fuels from natural gas instead of crude oil.
  • Industry and academia have responded by partnering to help commercialize technologies.
  • The technologies industries commercialize often have their origins in publicly funded science or military research projects.
  • Now the researchers are looking to license their drive system to a company that can commercialize it.
  • Both are trying to commercialize the technology, envisioning it as a means for next-generation propulsion.
  • Licensees are required to submit periodic reports detailing the progress made to commercialize licensed patents.
  • The cooperating firm provides the resources needed to develop and commercialize a new product, process, or service.
  • Codes and standards are needed to ensure safety, as well as to commercialize hydrogen as a fuel.
  • Our mission includes partnering with industry to commercialize our inventions.
British Dictionary definitions for commercialize

commercialize

/kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
2.
to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality
Derived Forms
commercialization, commercialisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for commercialize
v.

1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.

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