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CAPITALIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does capitalize mean? 

CAPITALIZE (verb)
  The verb CAPITALIZE has 6 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CAPITALIZE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAPITALIZE (verb)


Sense 1capitalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw advantages from

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

capitalize; take advantage; capitalise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "capitalize" is one way to...):

benefit; gain; profit (derive a benefit from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2capitalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

capitalise; capitalize

Hypernyms (to "capitalize" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3capitalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write in capital letters

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

capitalize; capitalise

Hypernyms (to "capitalize" is one way to...):

write (mark or trace on a surface)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4capitalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compute the present value of a business or an income

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

capitalise; capitalize

Hypernyms (to "capitalize" is one way to...):

calculate; cipher; compute; cypher; figure; reckon; work out (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "capitalize"):

overcapitalise; overcapitalize (estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5capitalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

capitalise; capitalize

Hypernyms (to "capitalize" is one way to...):

consider; reckon; regard; see; view (deem to be)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6capitalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

capitalise; capitalize

Hypernyms (to "capitalize" is one way to...):

change; commute; convert; exchange (exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "capitalize"):

overcapitalise; overcapitalize (capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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