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[kuh-mod-uh-fahy] /kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), commodified, commodifying.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
to treat as if a commodity.
Also, commoditize.
Related forms
commodifiable, adjective
commodification, noun Unabridged
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  • Yes, there are some corporate intercultural communications approaches that are applied, but they still commodify culture.
  • Knowledge is a good in itself, insofar copyright attempts to commodify and mitigate that good it is an evil.
British Dictionary definitions for commodify


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can't commodify art
Derived Forms
commodification, noun
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Word Origin and History for commodify

1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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