from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To apply methods of business to for profit.
- transitive v. To do, exploit, or make chiefly for financial gain.
- transitive v. To sacrifice the quality of for profit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to apply business methodology to something in order to profit
- v. to exploit something for maximum financial gain, sometimes by sacrificing quality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. to make something commercial in character, either by placing it for sale on the open market, or by emphasizing its profit-making aspects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render commercial in character, methods, or spirit; make a matter of trade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
- v. make commercial
commercial + -ize (Wiktionary)