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English definition of “capitalize on something”

capitalize on something

 /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl·ɑɪz ˌɔn, -ˌɑn/
phrasal verb with capitalize verb
to use something to your own advantage: She capitalized on her experience to get a better paying job.
(Definition of capitalize on something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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