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

Derived forms: capitalising, capitalises, capitalised

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: Capitalise