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capitalize (v.)

"write or print in capital letters," 1764, from capital (n.1) + -ize. Meaning "to convert (assets) to capital" is recorded from 1868, from capital (n.2). Related: Capitalized; capitalizing.

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Definitions of capitalize from WordNet

capitalize (v.)
draw advantages from;
Synonyms: capitalise / take advantage
capitalize (v.)
supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders;
Synonyms: capitalise
capitalize (v.)
write in capital letters;
Synonyms: capitalise
capitalize (v.)
compute the present value of a business or an income;
Synonyms: capitalise
capitalize (v.)
consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses;
Synonyms: capitalise
capitalize (v.)
convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital;
Synonyms: capitalise
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