American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To turn into or treat as a commodity; make commercial: "Such music . . . commodifies the worst sorts of . . . stereotypes” ( Michiko Kakutani).
- v. To make something into a commodity, sometimes at the expense of its intrinsic value.
- commodity + -ify (Wiktionary)
- commodi(ty) + -fy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If you EVER say "commodify" again I shall peel all your skin off and dunk you in a vat of salt!”
“But words like "commodify" are foreign and even a little distasteful for many in this city, rather like finding tofu sausage in a gumbo.”
“I begin to wonder then about the consequences when we 'commodify' tourism to meet the market demands of the latest consumer trend and when we project our tourist perspective onto the communities we are visiting.”
“ we cannot "commodify" the male body for the production of babies (if so they'd be charging a aquillion quid a throw).”
“What might Curley think today when corporations aggressively take control of and commodify running water that for all of human and animal history has been as free as sunlight and air?”
“We are more than what we can see, touch, use or commodify.”
“The way we waste and commodify water can't last forever," says Nancy, who's been organizing social justice movements in the Bay Area and beyond for the past 15 years; walking out as a student in protest of Prop 187 was the start of a life dedicated to activism.”
“All the emotions I commodify online are first typed into a computer, pinged across to other computers, and updated on a website, where a comment box allows anyone to make themselves feel better/worse by venting on to the internet.”
“Beecroft, in effect, parades a new outgrowth of feminism whereby women openly and knowingly display and commodify their bodies for other women, whether as peers or as potential sexual partners.”
“To financially support a restaurant that serves shark's fin soup, regardless of whether it "offers plenty of nonshark dishes" is to support economic systems which commodify living things.”
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