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tr.v. mon·e·tized, mon·e·tiz·ing, mon·e·tiz·es
1. To convert (an asset) into cash, as by selling the asset or using it as security for a loan.
2. To convert into a source of income: monetized website visitors by selling advertising space.
3. To express or render in terms of money: monetize environmental benefits that stem from the avoidance of greenhouse gases.
4. To purchase (government debt) in the open market using central bank funds, leading to an expansion of the money supply.
5. To establish (a metal) as a currency, especially by minting coins.
6. To convert (an economy or sector) from a system of barter to one based on the exchange of money.
[From Latin monēta, money; see money.]
mon′e·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
1. (Banking & Finance) to establish as the legal tender of a country
2. (Banking & Finance) to give a legal value to (a coin)
3. (Banking & Finance) to make a profit from (a business, process, etc)
ˌmonetiˈzation, ˌmonetiˈsation n
mon•e•tize(ˈmɒn ɪˌtaɪz, ˈmʌn-)
v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to legalize as money.
2. to coin into money: to monetize gold.
Past participle: monetized