2. To convert from securities into currency that can be used to purchase goods and services.
For example, you'll often hear Internet marketers talk about "monetizing website visitors." This is another way of saying that the marketers are trying to figure out a way of making money from website visitors, such as through advertising, ecommerce, etc.
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monetize — UK US /ˈmɒnətaɪz/ verb [T] (UK also monetise) ► FINANCE to change something into money of equal value: monetize an asset/a debt »Monetizing debt is a complicated investment few understand. ► FINANCE, MARKETING to cause something to earn money:… … Financial and business terms
Monetize — Mon e*tize, v. t. To convert into money; to adopt as current money; as, to monetize silver. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
monetize — (v.) 1880, put into circulation as money, from L. moneta money (see MONEY (Cf. money)) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Monetized; monetizing … Etymology dictionary
monetize — (Amer.) monÂ·eÂ·tize || mÉ‘nÉ™taÉªz/ mÊŒnÉªtaÉªz v. mint money; authorize money for legal use; giving the character of money to (also monetise) … English contemporary dictionary
monetize — [män′ətīz΄, mun′ətīz΄] vt. monetized, monetizing [< L moneta, a MINT1 + IZE] 1. to coin into money 2. to legalize as money monetization n … English World dictionary
monetize — monetization, n. /mon i tuyz , mun /, v.t., monetized, monetizing. 1. to legalize as money. 2. to coin into money: to monetize gold. 3. to give the character of money to. 4. Econ. to convert (a debt, esp. the national debt) into currency, esp. by … Universalium
monetize — mon•e•tize [[t]ˈmɒn ɪˌtaɪz, ˈmʌn [/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing 1) bus to legalize as money 2) bus to coin into money: to monetize gold[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80; < L monēt(a) money+ ize mon e•ti•za′tion, n … From formal English to slang
monetize — transitive verb ( tized; tizing) Etymology: Latin moneta Date: circa 1879 1. to coin into money; also to establish as legal tender 2. to purchase (public or private debt) and thereby free for other uses moneys that would have been devoted to debt … New Collegiate Dictionary
monetize — verb a) To convert something (especially a security) into currency b) To mint money … Wiktionary
monetize — mon|e|tize also monetise BrE [ˈmʌnətaız US ˈma: ] v [T] technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: moneta; MONEY] to change government ↑bonds and debts into money … Dictionary of contemporary English