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com·mod·i·fy

 (kə-mŏd′ə-fī′)
tr.v. com·mod·i·fied, com·mod·i·fy·ing, com·mod·i·fies
To turn into or treat as a commodity; make commercial: "Such music ... commodifies the worst sorts of ... stereotypes" (Michiko Kakutani).


com·mod′i·fi′a·ble adj.
com·mod′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

commodify

(kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can't commodify art.
comˌmodifiˈcation n
Translations
kommodifizieren
상품화하다

commodify

[kəˈmɒdɪfaɪ] vttransformer en objet
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