capitalize capitalize  /ˈkæ pə tə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) draw advantages from
  2. (v) supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
  3. (v) write in capital letters
  4. (v) compute the present value of a business or an income
  5. (v) consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
  6. (v) convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital


  1. That's well out of the range of philanthropy, but not if we choose to recognize and capitalize on the market value of forests.
  2. As the new nation prepared to unfurl its red-and-white-striped flag, Harry Lee was quick to capitalize on the occasion.
  3. The co-leader's journal entries afford only the briefest glimpses of a man whose name he often didn't capitalize.


  1. Using Inverse ETFs to Hedge Interest Rate Risk

    With interest rates rising, more aggressive traders are using short or inverse exchange traded funds to capitalize on weakening Treasuries and fixed-income assets, but the instruments do not come without ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Chalfont hears details of revitalization plan

    Chalfont hopes to capitalize on its SEPTA train station in its efforts to revitalize the borough’s downtown.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer

  3. New Drury president hopes to capitalize on attention from national championship

    This is David Manuel's first full week on campus. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Three national championships put Drury University in the national spotlight. Now the new president of the school said he wants to capitalize on that success to increase enrollment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KY3 Springfield


  1. "I missed a lot of easy shots and a lot of key points that I felt like could have turned the match around," a subdued Serena said. "I wasn't able to capitalize."
    on May 30, 2008 By: Serena Williams Source: USA Today

  2. "Our players never give up no matter what the situation," South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo said. "We were on a high, we were doing quite well ...... the reason we lost was we were unable to capitalize on our opportunities."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Huh Jung-moo Source: The Province

  3. "It would be strange if the Shabab and others did not try to capitalize on the fact that a significant proportion of the peacekeeping operation in Somalia was leaving and to try to fill in whatever vacuum they feel there is," Meles said. "But...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Meles Zenawi Source:

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