Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render mammonish or devoted to the pursuit of material wealth; actuate by a spirit of mammonism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make mammonish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To render mammonic, to cause to pursue great wealth.

Etymologies

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Latin: Mammon +‎ -ize

Examples

  • To materialize this glorious people, to commercialize and mammonize it, to make it think of economics instead of life, to make it bitter, discontented, and tyrannous, this is to strike at the very heart of

    The Mirrors of Downing Street Some Political Reflections by a Gentleman with a Duster

  • The modern dress of illuminated Europe has, in my humble opinion, gone far to weaken the old empire of the Porte, to denationalize Egypt, to degenerate the Jews, to mammonize once generous Greece, and carry republican equality into the great prairies of America: it is the undistinguishing, humiliating, unchivalrous livery of our cold cosmopolites.

    An Author's Mind : The Book of Title-pages

  • The modern dress of illuminated Europe has, in my humble opinion, gone far to weaken the old empire of the Porte, to denationalize Egypt, to degenerate the Jews, to mammonize once generous Greece, and carry republican equality into the great prairies of America: it is the undistinguishing, humiliating, unchivalrous livery of our cold cosmopolites.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

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