capitalize [kap′ət 'l īz΄]
capitalized, capitalizing
1. to use as capital; convert into capital
2. to calculate the present value of (a periodical payment, annuity, income, etc.); convert (an income, etc.) into one payment or sum equivalent to the computed present value
3. to establish the capital stock of (a business firm) at a certain figure
4. to convert (floating debt) into stock or shares
5. to supply capital to or for (an enterprise)
6. to print or write (a word or words) in capital letters
7. to begin (a word) with a capital letter
8. Accounting to set up (expenditures) as assets
capitalize on something
to use something to one's own advantage or profit

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