verb (used with object), com·mer·cial·ized, com·mer·cial·iz·ing.
- to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
- to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality: to commercialize one’s artistic talent.
- to offer for sale; make available as a commodity.
- to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
- to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality
v.1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.