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1. capitalize

verb. ['ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz'] draw advantages from.

Synonyms

  • capitalise
  • profit
  • benefit
  • take advantage

Antonyms

  • minority
  • ground
  • stay
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • capital (English)
  • capitalis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Capitalize

  • analyze
  • brutalize
  • butterfly's
  • cannibalize
  • caramelize
  • catalyze
  • centralize
  • civilize
  • collateralize
  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • criminalize
  • crystallize
  • generalize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize
  • liberalize

Example sentences of the word capitalize


1. Verb, base form
Usually, you should not capitalize your college major or your field of study.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
AP recommends that writers capitalize less rather than more and then only under certain specific conditions.

Quotes containing the word capitalize


1. How easy it was to capitalize on a person’s own bent for self-destruction; how simple to nudge them into non-being, then to stand back and shrug and agree that it had been the inevitable result of a chaotic, catastrophic life.
- Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling

2. capitalize

verb. ['ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz'] convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital.

Synonyms

  • commute
  • exchange
  • capitalise
  • change
  • overcapitalize
  • overcapitalise

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • capital (English)
  • capitalis (Latin)

3. capitalize

verb. ['ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz'] write in capital letters.

Synonyms

  • capitalise

Antonyms

  • debit
  • stand still

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • capital (English)
  • capitalis (Latin)

4. capitalize

verb. ['ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz'] consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses.

Synonyms

  • see
  • consider
  • regard
  • capitalise
  • view

Antonyms

  • decode
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • capital (English)
  • capitalis (Latin)

5. capitalize

verb. ['ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz'] compute the present value of a business or an income.

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • overcapitalize
  • compute
  • calculate
  • capitalise
  • work out
  • figure
  • cipher
  • overcapitalise

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • underestimate

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • capital (English)
  • capitalis (Latin)

6. capitalize

verb. ['ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz'] supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • capitalise
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • buy
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • capital (English)
  • capitalis (Latin)
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