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English verb: capitalize

1. capitalize (possession) draw advantages from


SamplesHe is capitalizing on her mistake.
She took advantage of his absence to meet her lover.


Synonymscapitalise, take advantage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit

2. capitalize (possession) supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders


Synonymscapitalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. capitalize (creation) write in capital letters


Synonymscapitalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write

4. capitalize (cognition) compute the present value of a business or an income


Synonymscapitalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Narrower (hyponym)overcapitalise, overcapitalize

5. capitalize (cognition) consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses


Synonymscapitalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

6. capitalize (change) convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital


Synonymscapitalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change, commute, convert, exchange


Narrower (hyponym)overcapitalise, overcapitalize









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