Definitions for: Capitalize


[v] convert into capital, as of a company's reserve funds
[v] consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
[v] compute the present value of a business or an income
[v] write in capital letters
[v] draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"
[v] supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders



Webster (1913) Definition: Cap"i*tal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capitalized;
p. pr. & vb. n. Capitalizing.]
1. To convert into capital, or to use as capital.

2. To compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a
patent right, an annuity, etc.)

3. To print in capital letters, or with an initial capital.

Synonyms: capitalise, capitalise, capitalise, capitalise, take advantage

See Also: benefit, calculate, change, cipher, commute, compute, consider, convert, cypher, exchange, figure, furnish, gain, overcapitalise, overcapitalise, overcapitalize, overcapitalize, profit, provide, reckon, regard, render, see, supply, view, work out, write

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