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capitalize on sth

phrasal verb with capitalize (UK usually capitalise) uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.aɪz/  us   /-t̬əl-/ verb
to use a situation to your own advantage: She capitalized on her knowledge and experience to get a better job.
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