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[mon-i-tahyz, muhn-] /ˈmɒn ɪˌtaɪz, ˈmʌn-/
verb (used with object), monetized, monetizing.
to legalize as money.
to coin into money:
to monetize gold.
to give the character of money to.
Economics. to convert (a debt, especially the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes.
Also, especially British, monetise.
Origin of monetize
1875-80; < Latin monēt(a) money + -ize
Related forms
monetization, noun Unabridged
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  • First, in all cases, there were benefits that this study did not monetize and did not factor into the project's bottom line.
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British Dictionary definitions for monetize


verb (transitive)
to establish as the legal tender of a country
to give a legal value to (a coin)
Derived Forms
monetization, monetisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for monetize

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

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