verb (capitalis, ing)
Translations: Etymology: From capitas, head, + -ise; probably via .
- (followed by on) To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit.
- The home team appeared to have the advantage throughout the game, and finally capitalised on their opponents' weakness with just two minutes remaining, scoring several points in quick succession.
- (context, writing, editing) to make use of capital letters (a.k.a. upper case).
- In English, proper nouns should always be capitalised.
- (business) to have, contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for a business.
- Some states require proof that a new venture is properly capitalised before the state will issue a certificate of incorporation.
- (finance) to convert into capital, ie to get cash or similar immediately fungible resources for some less fungible property or source of future income.
- If we obtain a loan using the business as collateral, the effect will be to our next ten years of income, giving us cash today that we can use to buy out our competitor.
- (context, accounting, taxation) to treat as capital, not as an expense. (This has implications for when deductions may be taken, at least under US law.)
- (intransitive): To profit or to obtain an advantage.
- The home team took several shots on goal but was unable to until late in the game.
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