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Verb: capitalize  'ka-pi-tu,lIz
  1. Draw advantages from
    "he is capitalizing on her mistake";
    - capitalise [Brit], take advantage
     
  2. Supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    - capitalise [Brit]
     
  3. Write in capital letters
    - capitalise [Brit]
     
  4. Compute the present value of a business or an income
    - capitalise [Brit]
     
  5. Consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
    - capitalise [Brit]
     
  6. Convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
    - capitalise [Brit]

Derived forms: capitalizing, capitalizes, capitalized

Type of: benefit, calculate, change, cipher, commute, compute, consider, convert, cypher, exchange, figure [N. Amer], furnish, gain, profit, provide, reckon, regard, render, see, supply, view, work out, write

Encyclopedia: Capitalize