What does capitalize mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word capitalize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capitalize, capitalise, take advantage(verb)

    draw advantages from

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

  2. capitalize, capitalise(verb)

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

  3. capitalize, capitalise(verb)

    write in capital letters

  4. capitalize, capitalise(verb)

    compute the present value of a business or an income

  5. capitalize, capitalise(verb)

    consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

  6. capitalize, capitalise(verb)

    convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital


  1. Capitalize(v. t.)

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


  1. capitalize(Verb)

    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. capitalize(Verb)

    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. capitalize(Verb)

    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. capitalize(Verb)

    To treat as capital, not as an expense.

  5. capitalize(Verb)

    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. capitalize(Verb)

    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. Capitalize(verb)

    to convert into capital, or to use as capital

  2. Capitalize(verb)

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

  3. Capitalize(verb)

    to print in capital letters, or with an initial capital


  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. Rosemary Putunoi:

    We want to go into value addition to capitalize on every aloe we produce.

  2. Vitaly Umansky:

    Long-term, we believe Macau can capitalize on the rising Chinese demand for holiday leisure travel.

  3. Sylvia Longmire:

    There's more money in the region, mexican drug cartels see it as an emerging market they can capitalize on.

  4. Neil Levesque:

    I think that's kind of thing it's not straight impression of Donald Trump, but I think he's trying to capitalize on it.

  5. Ebrahim Murad:

    We are concerned that they can capitalize on this because of the frustration of the people in the area is now very strong.

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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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