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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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