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cap·i·tal·ize

 (kăp′ĭ-tl-īz′)
v. cap·i·tal·ized, cap·i·tal·iz·ing, cap·i·tal·iz·es
v.tr.
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.
7.
a. To write or print in capital letters.
b. To begin a word with a capital letter.
v.intr.
To turn something to one's advantage; benefit: capitalize on an opponent's error.

cap′i·tal·iz′a·ble adj.
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capitalize

(ˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz) or

capitalise

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
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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.
[1755–65, Amer.]
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capitalize


Past participle: capitalized
Gerund: capitalizing

Imperative
capitalize
capitalize
Present
I capitalize
you capitalize
he/she/it capitalizes
we capitalize
you capitalize
they capitalize
Preterite
I capitalized
you capitalized
he/she/it capitalized
we capitalized
you capitalized
they capitalized
Present Continuous
I am capitalizing
you are capitalizing
he/she/it is capitalizing
we are capitalizing
you are capitalizing
they are capitalizing
Present Perfect
I have capitalized
you have capitalized
he/she/it has capitalized
we have capitalized
you have capitalized
they have capitalized
Past Continuous
I was capitalizing
you were capitalizing
he/she/it was capitalizing
we were capitalizing
you were capitalizing
they were capitalizing
Past Perfect
I had capitalized
you had capitalized
he/she/it had capitalized
we had capitalized
you had capitalized
they had capitalized
Future
I will capitalize
you will capitalize
he/she/it will capitalize
we will capitalize
you will capitalize
they will capitalize
Future Perfect
I will have capitalized
you will have capitalized
he/she/it will have capitalized
we will have capitalized
you will have capitalized
they will have capitalized
Future Continuous
I will be capitalizing
you will be capitalizing
he/she/it will be capitalizing
we will be capitalizing
you will be capitalizing
they will be capitalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been capitalizing
you have been capitalizing
he/she/it has been capitalizing
we have been capitalizing
you have been capitalizing
they have been capitalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been capitalizing
you will have been capitalizing
he/she/it will have been capitalizing
we will have been capitalizing
you will have been capitalizing
they will have been capitalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been capitalizing
you had been capitalizing
he/she/it had been capitalizing
we had been capitalizing
you had been capitalizing
they had been capitalizing
Conditional
I would capitalize
you would capitalize
he/she/it would capitalize
we would capitalize
you would capitalize
they would capitalize
Past Conditional
I would have capitalized
you would have capitalized
he/she/it would have capitalized
we would have capitalized
you would have capitalized
they would have capitalized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.capitalize - draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"
benefit, profit, gain - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
2.capitalize - supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
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
overcapitalise, overcapitalize - estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
5.capitalize - consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
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"
overcapitalise, overcapitalize - capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant
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capitalize

verb sell, put up for sale, trade, dispose of The company will be capitalized at £2 million.
capitalize on something take advantage of, exploit, benefit from, profit from, make the most of, gain from, cash in on (informal) The rebels seemed to be trying to capitalize on the public's discontent.
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capitalize

verb
1. To supply capital to or for:
Informal: bankroll.
Idiom: put up money for.
2. To derive advantage:
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Translations

capitalize

[kəˈpɪtəlaɪz]
A. VT
1. (Fin) (= provide with capital) → capitalizar
2. [+ letter, word] → escribir con mayúscula
B. VI to capitalize onsacar provecho de, aprovechar
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capitalize

capitalise [ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz] (British) vt
(= provide with capital) [+ company] → financer
(= convert into capital) [+ asset] → convertir en capital
capitalize on
vt fusprofiter decapital offence ncrime m capitalcapital punishment npeine f capitalecapital reserves nplréserves fpl et provisions fpl
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capitalize

vt
(Fin) → kapitalisieren
(Typ) wordgroßschreiben
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capitalize

[ˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz] vt
a. (Fin) (provide with capital) → capitalizzare
b. (word) → scrivere (in) maiuscolo
capitalize on vi + prep (fig) → trarre vantaggio da
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I consider this capitalizing of nouns a good idea, because by reason of it you are almost always able to tell a noun the minute you see it.
The capitalizing of the nouns I have already mentioned.
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For the record, I've never written the name of God without capitalizing the G."
AcSEC does not allow the rules for capitalizing inventory costs for PPE because:
One troublesome issue is whether a claim based on lost profits is ordinary or capital since goodwill, a capital asset, is computed by capitalizing profits.
(1) While the National Office has consistently said that INDOPCO did not alter the fundamental principles of capitalization, (2) the decision has been cited by IRS agents to justify adjustments capitalizing numerous expenditures, many of which have long been viewed as clearly deductible.
But what's the rationale for capitalizing His Word?
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