Pronunciation: (ku-mûr'shu-līz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make commercial in character, methods, or spirit.
2. to emphasize the profitable aspects of, esp. at the expense of quality: to commercialize one's artistic talent.
3. to offer for sale; make available as a commodity. Also, esp. Brit.,com•mer'cial•ise".
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