from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To use as or convert into capital.
- transitive v. To supply with capital or investment funds: capitalize a new business.
- transitive v. To authorize the issue of a certain amount of capital stock of: capitalize a corporation.
- transitive v. To convert (debt) into capital stock or shares.
- transitive v. To calculate the current value of (a future stream of earnings or cash flows).
- transitive v. To include (expenditures) in business accounts as assets instead of expenses.
- transitive v. To write or print in capital letters.
- transitive v. To begin a word with a capital letter.
- intransitive v. To turn something to one's advantage; benefit: capitalize on an opponent's error. See Synonyms at benefit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. In writing or editing, to write in capital letters, in upper case, either the entire word or text, or just the initial letter(s) thereof.
- v. To contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for.
- v. To convert into capital, ie to get cash or similar immediately fungible resources for some less fungible property or source of future income.
- v. To treat as capital, not as an expense.
- v. To profit or to obtain an advantage.
- v. To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert into capital, or to use as capital.
- transitive v. To compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a patent right, an annuity, etc.)
- transitive v. To print in capital letters, or with an initial capital.
- transitive v. To supply capital for (an enterprise), especially by selling capital stock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To begin with a capital letter: as, to capitalize the first word of a sentence. Also spelled capitalise, and abbreviated to cap.
- To convert into capital or into an equivalent capital sum.
- To convert (floating debt) into stock or shares. Also spelled capitalise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. compute the present value of a business or an income
- v. supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
- v. convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
- v. draw advantages from
- v. consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
- v. write in capital letters
capital + -ize (Wiktionary)