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monetize

[mon-i-tahyz, muhn-] /ˈmɒn ɪˌtaɪz, ˈmʌn-/
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
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin monēt(a) money + -ize
Related forms
monetization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monetised

monetize

/ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to establish as the legal tender of a country
2.
to give a legal value to (a coin)
Derived Forms
monetization, monetisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for monetised

monetize

v.

1880, "put into circulation as money," from Latin moneta "money" (see money) + -ize. Related: Monetized; monetizing.

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