how to pronounce capitalize


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capitalize is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of capitalize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… because we capitalize off of this …”

meanings of capitalize


  1. In writing or editing, to write (something: either an entire word or text, or just the initial letter(s) thereof) in capital letters, in upper case.
  2. To contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for.
  3. To profit or to obtain an advantage.
  4. To treat as capital, not as an expense.
  5. To convert into capital, i.e., to get cash or similar immediately fungible resources for some less fungible property or source of future income.
  6. To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit; to invest on something profitable.

capitalize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word capitalize occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics capitalize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that capitalize can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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