commodify

[kuh-mod-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), commodified, commodifying.
1.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
2.
to treat as if a commodity.
Also, commoditize.

commodifiable, adjective
commodification, noun
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commodify (kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can't commodify art
 
commodifi'cation
 
n

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commodify
1971, from commodification. Related: Commodified (pp. adj.).
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Example sentences
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.
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