Is free apps considered as commercial use?

Hello friends,

I want to ask if free apps on Google Play which are monetized by admob considered as commercial use or no ?

I mean i publish some apps on google play for free but i monetized it by admob but sometimes i need to use some icons or images from the web in these apps and i find the license of these images is (Commercial use : Not Allowed).

So can i use it as i publish these apps for free ?

If that was true then you’d only be allowed to use such icons on non profit content. Most sites and apps are for gain in some way. I don’t know though.

See this link, I think it will be helpful

If the software shows ads that equals commercial use.

Most TV channels are free, but they monetize w/ commercials; same scenario.