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"capitalize" in British English

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capitalizeverb

(UK usually capitalise) uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.aɪz/  us   /-t̬əl-/

capitalize verb (LETTER)

[T] to write a ​letter of the ​alphabet as a ​capital, or to write the first ​letter of a word as a ​capital: The ​names of ​politicalparties are always capitalized, e.g. the ​Green Party.

capitalize verb (MONEY)

[T often passive] to ​supplymoney to a ​business so that it can ​develop or ​operate as it should
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(Definition of capitalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"capitalize" in Business English

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capitalizeverb [T]

( UK also capitalise) uk   us   /ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz/
[often passive] FINANCE to ​supplymoney to a ​business so that it can ​operate or ​develop, or to get enough ​money to do this: be capitalized at sth He said that he expected most ​companies that are capitalized at $500,000 or more to be ​listed on the ​stockexchange .
ACCOUNTING to ​includepart of the ​moneyspent on ​equipment, ​buildings, etc. as an ​asset in your ​accounts each ​year over a ​period of ​years: We can capitalize the ​cost of new ​machinery over the next ten ​years.
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(Definition of capitalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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