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capitalize

cap·i·tal·ize

capitalize

 
pronunciation:
kae pih t laIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: capitalized, capitalizes, capitalizing
definition 1: to write or print in capital letters or begin a word with a capital letter.
synonyms:
upper-case
similar words:
cap, initial, print
definition 2: to supply capital for or use capital in, as a business enterprise.
synonyms:
bankroll, finance, fund, stake
similar words:
back, grubstake, pay, sponsor, subsidize, support
definition 3: to take advantage of (usu. fol. by on).
We capitalized on the opportunity.
synonyms:
benefit from, exploit, take advantage of
similar words:
bleed, milk, profit, use, utilize
definition 4: in accounting, to treat (expenditures) as assets.
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derivations: capitalizable (adj.), capitalizer (n.)
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