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You have to be very flexible and understand as a director, especially as a writer/director, that you cannot hang onto stuff really hard. You have to be ready to accept those happy accidents and to anticipate that they are going to happen and capitalize on them.
David M. Evans

Meaning of "capitalize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAPITALIZE

capitalize  [ˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAPITALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Capitalize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb capitalize in English.

WHAT DOES CAPITALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Capitalization (disambiguation)

Capitalization is writing a word with its initial letter in uppercase and remaining letters in lowercase. Capitalization may also refer to: ▪ choice of case in text ▪ an issue of shares by a company known as a rights issue ▪ the degree to which a bank or depository institution is meeting its capital requirement and/or capital adequacy ratio ▪ market capitalization, a measurement of corporate or economic size of a public company, equal to the company's share price times the number of shares outstanding ▪ adding a capital expenditure to an asset account in accountancy ▪ in Austrian Economics, taking the present value of future earnings...

Definition of capitalize in the English dictionary

The first definition of capitalize in the dictionary is foll by on to take advantage ; profit. Other definition of capitalize is to write or print in capital letters or with the first letter of in capital letters. Capitalize is also to convert into capital stock.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CAPITALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I capitalize
you capitalize
he/she/it capitalizes
we capitalize
you capitalize
they capitalize
Present continuous
I am capitalizing
you are capitalizing
he/she/it is capitalizing
we are capitalizing
you are capitalizing
they are capitalizing
Present perfect
I have capitalized
you have capitalized
he/she/it has capitalized
we have capitalized
you have capitalized
they have capitalized
Present perfect continuous
I have been capitalizing
you have been capitalizing
he/she/it has been capitalizing
we have been capitalizing
you have been capitalizing
they have been capitalizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I capitalized
you capitalized
he/she/it capitalized
we capitalized
you capitalized
they capitalized
Past continuous
I was capitalizing
you were capitalizing
he/she/it was capitalizing
we were capitalizing
you were capitalizing
they were capitalizing
Past perfect
I had capitalized
you had capitalized
he/she/it had capitalized
we had capitalized
you had capitalized
they had capitalized
Past perfect continuous
I had been capitalizing
you had been capitalizing
he/she/it had been capitalizing
we had been capitalizing
you had been capitalizing
they had been capitalizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will capitalize
you will capitalize
he/she/it will capitalize
we will capitalize
you will capitalize
they will capitalize
Future continuous
I will be capitalizing
you will be capitalizing
he/she/it will be capitalizing
we will be capitalizing
you will be capitalizing
they will be capitalizing
Future perfect
I will have capitalized
you will have capitalized
he/she/it will have capitalized
we will have capitalized
you will have capitalized
they will have capitalized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been capitalizing
you will have been capitalizing
he/she/it will have been capitalizing
we will have been capitalizing
you will have been capitalizing
they will have been capitalizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would capitalize
you would capitalize
he/she/it would capitalize
we would capitalize
you would capitalize
they would capitalize
Conditional continuous
I would be capitalizing
you would be capitalizing
he/she/it would be capitalizing
we would be capitalizing
you would be capitalizing
they would be capitalizing
Conditional perfect
I would have capitalize
you would have capitalize
he/she/it would have capitalize
we would have capitalize
you would have capitalize
they would have capitalize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been capitalizing
you would have been capitalizing
he/she/it would have been capitalizing
we would have been capitalizing
you would have been capitalizing
they would have been capitalizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you capitalize
we let´s capitalize
you capitalize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to capitalize
Past participle
capitalized
Present Participle
capitalizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAPITALIZE


autolyse
ˈɔːtəˌlaɪz
brutalize
ˈbruːtəˌlaɪz
catalyse
ˈkætəˌlaɪz
compartmentalize
ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz
crystalize
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz
crystallize
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz
digitalize
ˈdɪdʒɪtəˌlaɪz
hospitalize
ˈhɒspɪtəˌlaɪz
immortalize
ɪˈmɔːtəˌlaɪz
metalize
ˈmetəˌlaɪz
metallise
ˈmetəˌlaɪz
recapitalise
riːˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz
recapitalize
riːˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz
recrystallize
riːˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz
revitalize
riːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz
tantalize
ˈtæntəˌlaɪz
totalise
ˈtəʊtəˌlaɪz
totalize
ˈtəʊtəˌlaɪz
vitalise
ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz
vitalize
ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAPITALIZE

capital movement
capital offence
capital punishment
capital reserves
capital sentence
capital ship
capital stock
capital structure
capital sum
capital surplus
capital transactions
capital transfer tax
capital-intensive
capitalisation
capitalism
capitalist
capitalistic
capitalization
capitalization issue
capitally

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAPITALIZE

Belize
contextualize
decriminalize
finalize
generalize
idealize
initialize
legalize
localize
marginalize
materialize
nationalize
neutralize
normalize
personalize
rationalize
realize
socialize
specialize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of capitalize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAPITALIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «capitalize» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of capitalize
sell · trade

Translation of «capitalize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAPITALIZE

Find out the translation of capitalize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of capitalize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «capitalize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

利用
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capitalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

capitalize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भुनाने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاستفادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капитализировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capitalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজ সুবিধার্থে প্রয়োগ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tirer parti
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memanfaatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kapital schlagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

つけ込む
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이용하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Capitalize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூலதனமாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅपिटल करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yararlanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sfruttare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wykorzystać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капіталізувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

valorifica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κεφαλαιοποιήσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kapitaliseer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kapitalisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kapital
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of capitalize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPITALIZE»

The term «capitalize» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.460 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPITALIZE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «capitalize» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «capitalize» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about capitalize

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAPITALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word capitalize.
1
Mario Batali
The Gulf Coast has the potential to create a culinary raw ingredient paradise that smart cooks can capitalize on.
2
Bob Beamon
I think track is still one of the most exciting participant sports, but we haven't been able to capitalize on that excitement through television and the print media.
3
Tom Brokaw
Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.
4
Blu Cantrell
You know, I do not think it is necessarily looks, I do not think I am the prettiest girl... Everyone has something that is their asset, some have the hair, some have the cheekbones, others have the lips. But once you know what is your asset, then you should capitalize on it.
5
Wilt Chamberlain
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
6
Clayton Christensen
The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.
7
Alex Ebert
It's not that I want to necessarily avoid my darker moments, but I don't capitalize them and put a crown on them and tote them around as the answer anymore.
8
David M. Evans
You have to be very flexible and understand as a director, especially as a writer/director, that you cannot hang onto stuff really hard. You have to be ready to accept those happy accidents and to anticipate that they are going to happen and capitalize on them.
9
Alexander Haig
Those who are seeking ways to tap into the potential of e-mail will find themselves in a position to capitalize on the pending explosion in Internet usage.
10
Chris Van Hollen
In fact, if you look upon the situation today, there is great division in the world and we have failed to capitalize on that unity to finish the job in Afghanistan and against al Qaeda.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAPITALIZE»

Discover the use of capitalize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to capitalize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Leveraging the New Infrastructure: How Market Leaders ...
Imagine thinking about your company's information technology in the same way that you think about its investment portfolio: as a bundle of assets that--when managed right--will generate revenues and savings.
Peter Weill, Marianne Broadbent, 1998
2
Capitalize on Merger Chaos: Six Ways to Profit from Your ...
Taking this failure rate into account, merger experts Thomas M. Grubb and Robert B. Lamb have written the first book that arms managers with strategies to exploit the many growth and profit opportunities created when competitors are coping ...
Thomas M Grubb, Robert B Lamb, 2001
3
Punctuate & Capitalize Grade 1
Both teachers and parents appreciate how effectively this series helps students master skills in mathematics, penmanship, reading, writing, and grammar.
Breyer, Teacher Created Materials Inc, 2002
4
Punctuate & Capitalize, Grade 3
Both teachers and parents appreciate how effectively this series helps students master skills in mathematics, penmanship, reading, writing, and grammar.
Kathleen Knoblock, 2003
5
Punctuate & Capitalize Grade 2
Both teachers and parents appreciate how effectively this series helps students master skills in mathematics, penmanship, reading, writing, and grammar.
Breyer, Teacher Created Materials Inc, 2002
6
High School Journalism
General directions are lowercase, but terms designating specific regions are capitalized. He was a native of the Middle West indicates a region. Turn west at the intersection indicates direction. 6. Capitalize awards: All-American Award, George ...
Homer L. Hall, Logan Aimone, Logan H. Aimone, 2008
7
Munsey's Magazine
battle of Waterloo, the treaty of Paris, etc. (3) Capitalize names of rulers and peers ; as, the King of England, the Emperor of Austria, the Duke of Marlborough ; but when alluded to as the king, the emperor, the duke, do not capitalize.
8
Commonsense Grammar and Style: The Textbook
As a result, most writers capitalize far too many words. The five rules in this chapter will help you avoid the common errors. 1. PERSONAL TITLES AND POSITIONS 6:02 Capitalize all titles that immediately precede a person's name. Ask Aunt ...
Phillip S. Sparks, 2004
9
Extracts from the Style Book of the Government Printing ...
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. Capitalize, singular or plural, when referring to a Senator, Representative, Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner m the Congress of the United States. NATION. Capitalize when used as a synonym for the ...
United States. Government Printing Office, 1915
10
Find the Errors!: Proofreading Activities
Background. Information. Exercises 2 and 3 deal with correct use of capitalization , including the proper-noun rule (Exercise 1). Rules of capitalization used for these exercises include the following: Rule 1: Capitalize the first word of a sentence.
Nancy Lobb, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAPITALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term capitalize is used in the context of the following news items.
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VARs Are Moving Aggressively To Capitalize On Education Market …
Lester Keizer, CEO of Las Vegas-based Continuity Technologies, said he believes so much in the education market that he is building a ... «CRN, Jul 15»
2
Portland startup Object Theory hopes to capitalize on a Microsoft …
Microsoft's HoloLens, on display in April as a tool to develop robotics. Portland startup Object Theory hopes to find more applications for the ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
3
Marriage Boot Camp Stars Shamelessly Capitalize On Ben Affleck …
“Marriage Boot Camp” counselors Jim and Elizabeth Carroll are already trying to capitalize on Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce. «Gossip Cop, Jul 15»
4
ADM in joint venture to capitalize on growth in liquid feed …
“And we're hoping to capitalize on the dairies that are being built in Idaho and Colorado.” QLF is set to undertake the management of the four ... «FeedNavigator.com, Jul 15»
5
DataMotion Introduces New API Program Enabling Developers and …
To help developers and integrators capitalize on this opportunity DataMotion has announced a comprehensive, new API program, enabling fast ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
6
ECC creating new courses to capitalize on SolarCity's development
Erie Community College is creating new courses designed to capitalize on SolarCity's development. “We realized this is an opportunity for us to ... «wivb.com, Jul 15»
7
Antwerp works to capitalize on China's 'One Belt, One Road' strategy
LONDON - The port of Antwerp is setting up a task force to capitalize on China's One Belt, One Road strategy aimed at boosting trade with ... «JOC.com, Jul 15»
8
How can New Jersey native Carli Lloyd and her team capitalize on …
How can New Jersey native Carli Lloyd and her team capitalize on their World Cup win? By Andrew Sheldon, July 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Carli Lloyd and the U.S. ... «NJBIZ, Jul 15»
9
Ministry to Capitalize On GTP I Experiences
Employees of the Ministry of Industry said that they would work aggressively to sustain achievements gained in GTP I as they marked the 9th ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
10
Kyazoonga plans big to capitalize the $10 billion e-ticketing market
MUMBAI: After missing out on Rio 2016 Olympics ticketing by a whisker, India budded international ticketing giant Kyazoonga has invested ... «Indiantelevision.com, Jul 15»

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