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v. cap·i·tal·ized, cap·i·tal·iz·ing, cap·i·tal·iz·es
1. To use as or convert into capital.
2. To supply with capital or investment funds: capitalize a new business.
3. To authorize the issue of a certain amount of capital stock of: capitalize a corporation.
4. To convert (debt) into capital stock or shares.
5. To calculate the current value of (a future stream of earnings or cash flows).
6. To include (expenditures) in business accounts as assets instead of expenses.
a. To write or print in capital letters.
b. To begin a word with a capital letter.
To turn something to one's advantage; benefit: capitalize on an opponent's error.
vb (mainly tr)
1. (foll by: on) to take advantage (of); profit (by)
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to write or print (text) in capital letters or with the first letter of (a word or words) in capital letters
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) to convert (debt or retained earnings) into capital stock
4. (Accounting & Book-keeping) to authorize (a business enterprise) to issue a specified amount of capital stock
5. (Banking & Finance) to provide with capital
6. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting to treat (expenditures) as assets
7. (Accounting & Book-keeping)
a. to estimate the present value of (a periodical income)
b. to compute the present value of (a business) from actual or potential earnings
cap•i•tal•ize(ˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to write or print in capital letters or with an initial capital.
2. to authorize a certain amount of stocks and bonds in the corporate charter of: to capitalize a corporation.
3. to supply with capital.
4. capitalize on, to take advantage of; turn to one's advantage: to capitalize on one's opportunities.
Past participle: capitalized
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|Verb||1.||capitalize - draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"|
|2.||capitalize - supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders|
|3.||capitalize - write in capital letters|
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
|4.||capitalize - compute the present value of a business or an income|
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
|5.||capitalize - consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses|
|6.||capitalize - convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital|
exchange, convert, commute, change - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
capitalizecapitalise [ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz] (British) vt
(= provide with capital) [+ company] → financer