monetize

[mon-i-tahyz, muhn-]
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:
1875–80; < Latin monēt(a) money + -ize

monetization, noun
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monetize or monetise (ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to establish as the legal tender of a country
2.  to give a legal value to (a coin)
 
monetise or monetise
 
vb
 
moneti'zation or monetise
 
n
 
moneti'sation or monetise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

monetize
1880, from L. moneta money (see money) + -ize. Related: Monetization.
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Example sentences
Introducing subsidized loans into the picture allowed students to monetize that
  future income now.
He was shrew opportunist who were lucky and were able to monetize other
  people's inventions.
It need to manipulate various laws to make it monetize.
To decrease their debt they can reduce their currencies' value or simply
  monetize the debt.
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