verb (used with object), cap·i·tal·ized, cap·i·tal·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), cap·i·tal·ized, cap·i·tal·iz·ing.
Related formscap·i·tal·iz·a·ble, adjectivecap·i·tal·iz·er, nounnon·cap·i·tal·ized, adjectiveun·cap·i·tal·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for capitalize
Someone was sure to capitalize on the Ebola panic, and Dr. Joseph Alton is that guy.
With the CPRIT investigation ongoing, Lehmberg got into trouble of her own - and it seemed Perry was trying to capitalize on it.
She only likes signing controversial clients, and relishes being able to capitalize on a scandal.Meet the PR Guru for the ‘Hot Convict,’ the Octomom, and Every Other D-List Trainwreck|Erin Cunningham|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“My job was to assess their fear and then harp on that fear, capitalize on that fear and get them to buy,” said Maddox, 33.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill|Aaron Glantz|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in order to succeed, the band of ministerial mavericks needs to capitalize on their momentum.
Rare, picturesque, with great dramatic possibilities and easy to capitalize.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
Thou wilt say to the purchaser that it is thy wish to capitalize the whole property, or something of that sort.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
He refused to capitalize his fame, his achievements that were crowded into a few months in the army of his country.Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan
The owners of cherished cars were canny enough to realize that to capitalize the accident meant jeopardy to their privileges.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
He must capitalize that splendid urbanity, that jocose wit, into ticket-sales.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for capitalize
verb (mainly tr)
- to estimate the present value of (a periodical income)
- to compute the present value of (a business) from actual or potential earnings