Meaning of “capitalize on something” in the English Dictionary

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"capitalize on something" in American English

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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)