V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to benefit from or take advantage of something; 2. to finance something; 3. to exchange debt for stock; 4. to write in capital letters

Synonyms: benefit, profit, exploit, finance, bankroll


Tips: To say you're capitalizing on something is a more sophisticated way of saying you're "taking advantage of it." The related noun capitalization is primarily an investment term used to describe the estimated value of a stock.

Usage Examples:

Iím capitalizing on my companyís great benefits package by investing in the 401k plan. (taking advantage of, benefiting)

Most investors are weary of companies that have an excessively high market capitalization. (valuation) noun

I capitalized on my knowledge of the industry and started my own business. (profited from, took advantage of)

The bank has offered to capitalize our venture with a substantial loan. (finance, bankroll)

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