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English verb: commercialize

1. commercialize (consumption) exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality

SamplesThe hotel owners are commercializing the beaches.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)exploit, tap

2. commercialize (change) make commercial

SamplesSome Amish people have commercialized their way of life.

Synonymscommercialise, market

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

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