Associations to the word «Capitalize»


CAPITALIZE, verb. (transitive) In writing or editing, to write (something: either an entire word or text, or just the initial letter(s) thereof) in capital letters, in upper case.
CAPITALIZE, verb. (transitive) (business) (finance) To contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for.
CAPITALIZE, verb. (transitive) (finance) To convert into capital, ie to get cash or similar immediately fungible resources for some less fungible property or source of future income.
CAPITALIZE, verb. (transitive) (accounting) (taxation) To treat as capital, not as an expense.
CAPITALIZE, verb. (intransitive) To profit or to obtain an advantage.
CAPITALIZE, verb. (intransitive) (followed by on) To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit; to invest on something profitable.

Dictionary definition

CAPITALIZE, verb. Draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover".
CAPITALIZE, verb. Supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders.
CAPITALIZE, verb. Write in capital letters.
CAPITALIZE, verb. Compute the present value of a business or an income.
CAPITALIZE, verb. Consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses.
CAPITALIZE, verb. Convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital.

Wise words

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John Adams