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English definition of “capitalize on sth”

capitalize on sth

phrasal verb with capitalize (UK usually capitalise)     /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 .Using and misusing
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