verb (used with object), com·mer·cial·ized, com·mer·cial·iz·ing.

  1. to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
  2. to emphasize the profitable aspects of, especially at the expense of quality: to commercialize one’s artistic talent.
  3. to offer for sale; make available as a commodity.

verb (tr)

  1. to make commercial in aim, methods, or character
  2. to exploit for profit, esp at the expense of quality

v.1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.

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