Definition of Capitalize

1. Verb. Draw advantages from. "She took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"

Exact synonyms: Capitalise, Take Advantage
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Gain, Profit
Derivative terms: Capitalisation, Capitalization

2. Verb. Supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders.
Exact synonyms: Capitalise
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Capital

3. Verb. Write in capital letters.
Exact synonyms: Capitalise
Generic synonyms: Write
Derivative terms: Capital, Capitalisation, Capital, Capitalization

4. Verb. Compute the present value of a business or an income.
Exact synonyms: Capitalise
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Overcapitalise, Overcapitalize
Derivative terms: Capital, Capital, Capitalisation, Capital, Capitalization

5. Verb. Consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses.
Exact synonyms: Capitalise
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Derivative terms: Capital

6. Verb. Convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital.
Exact synonyms: Capitalise
Generic synonyms: Change, Commute, Convert, Exchange
Specialized synonyms: Overcapitalise, Overcapitalize
Derivative terms: Capital, Capital

Definition of Capitalize

1. v. t. To convert into capital, or to use as capital.

Definition of Capitalize

1. Verb. (transitive) In writing or editing, to write in capital letters, in upper case, either the entire word or text, or just the initial letter(s) thereof. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive business finance) To contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for. ¹

3. 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. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive accounting taxation) To treat as capital, not as an expense. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To profit or to obtain an advantage. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive followed by ''on'') To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit. ¹

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Definition of Capitalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capitalize

capitalist economy
capitalist realism
capitalize (current term)

Literary usage of Capitalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by School of Mines and Metallurgy, University of Missouri (1920)
"capitalize senate, house of representatives and house when referring to the ... capitalize city council only when referring to the Columbia City Council; ..."

2. The Practice of Journalism: A Treatise on Newspaper-making by Walter Williams, Frank L.. Martin (1922)
"capitalize the names of national legislative bodies, as Congress, ... Do not capitalize names of committees of these bodies, as the foreign re- lat^ions ..."

3. Writing for Print: A Handbook in Journalistic Composition, with Suggestions by Harry Franklin Harrington (1922)
"capitalize Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls. 6. capitalize the names of federal and state, but not municipal departments of government, as, Congress, ..."

4. Engineering Valuation of Public Utilities and Factories by Horatio Alvah Foster (1912)
"(12) capitalize this difference at a rate which seems proper, and the result is the value of the privilege." Of course there is much difference of opinion ..."

5. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1900)
"The suggested rule is: "capitalize also the initials of generic names. ... The proposition here is to capitalize it. Mr. FLETCHER : The committee voted ..."

6. Catalog Rules: Author and Title Entries by James Christian Meinich Hanson, American Library Association, Library Association (1908)
"2 capitalize the German indeclinable adjectives ending in er. die ... 3 capitalize adjectives used alone in place of the full names of buildings, ..."

7. Simplified Library School Rules: Card Catalog, Accession, Book Numbers by Melvil Dewey (1904)
"But do not capitalize if separated from name by preposition; eg earl of Derby ... Also do not capitalize designations not generally used as titles in direct ..."

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