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English verb: capitalise

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


Synonymscapitalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. capitalise (possession) draw advantages from


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


Synonymscapitalize, take advantage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit

3. capitalise (creation) write in capital letters


Synonymscapitalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write

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


Synonymscapitalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Narrower (hyponym)overcapitalise, overcapitalize

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


Synonymscapitalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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

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


Synonymscapitalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change, commute, convert, exchange


Narrower (hyponym)overcapitalise, overcapitalize









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