how to pronounce capitalize

kæpətəlaɪz

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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

verb:

  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.