What does capitalize mean?

Definitions for capitalize
ˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪzcap·i·tal·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capitalize, capitalise, take advantageverb

    draw advantages from

    "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"

  2. capitalize, capitaliseverb

    supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders

  3. capitalize, capitaliseverb

    write in capital letters

  4. capitalize, capitaliseverb

    compute the present value of a business or an income

  5. capitalize, capitaliseverb

    consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

  6. capitalize, capitaliseverb

    convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital


  1. Capitalizeverb

    To supply capital for (an enterprise), especially by selling capital stock.


  1. capitalizeverb

    In writing or editing, to write in capital letters, in upper case, either the entire word or text, or just the initial letter(s) thereof.

    In English, proper nouns should always be capitalized.

  2. capitalizeverb

    To contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for.

    Some states require proof that a new venture is properly capitalized before the state will issue a certificate of incorporation.

  3. capitalizeverb

    To convert into capital, ie to get cash or similar immediately fungible resources for some less fungible property or source of future income.

    If we obtain a loan using the business as collateral, the effect will be to capitalize our next ten years of income, giving us cash today that we can use to buy out our competitor.

  4. capitalizeverb

    To treat as capital, not as an expense.

  5. capitalizeverb

    To profit or to obtain an advantage.

    The home team took several shots on goal but was unable to capitalize until late in the game.

  6. capitalizeverb

    To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit.

    The home team appeared to have the advantage throughout the game, and finally capitalized on their opponents' weakness with just two minutes remaining, scoring several points in quick succession.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capitalizeverb

    to convert into capital, or to use as capital

  2. Capitalizeverb

    to compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a patent right, an annuity, etc.)

  3. Capitalizeverb

    to print in capital letters, or with an initial capital

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capitalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capitalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of capitalize in a Sentence

  1. Mo Elleithee:

    They don't need a breakthrough moment at this point, they need an infrastructure — so that when he does have a breakthrough moment, he can capitalize on it and sustain it.

  2. State Tony Blinken:

    America fails to lead the world on addressing the climate crisis, we won't have much of a world left, if we succeed, we'll capitalize on the greatest opportunities to create quality jobs in generations. We'll build a more equitable healthy and sustainable society and will protect this bank of this planet.

  3. Delacey Skinner:

    I think he'll generate some buzz out of this performance, the question will be whether or not he can capitalize on it and sustain it.

  4. Neil Saunders:

    There is a view that businesses can capitalize on the memory of the old brands and make them work again.

  5. Vincent Gao:

    We want to capitalize on our advantage in mobile gaming development and work with our partners to really lead the way with our mobile games.

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  • الاستفادةArabic
  • kapitalisierenGerman
  • hyödyntää, rahoittaa, käyttää hyväkseen, rahastoidaFinnish
  • capitaliserFrench
  • whakahuaMāori
  • pisać z dużej literyPolish
  • maiusculizar, maiuscularPortuguese
  • a scrie cu majuscule, scrie cu majuscule, capitaliza, a scrie cu litere mariRomanian

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