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capitalize on sth

phrasal verb with capitalize (UK usually capitalise) uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.aɪz/  us   /-t̬əl-/ verb
(Definition of capitalize on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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capitalize on sth

phrasal verb with capitalize ( UK also capitalise) uk   us   /ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz/ verb [T]
to get an ​advantage from a ​situation: The ​company has ​failed to fully ​capitalize on ​onlineadvertising and has missed out on ​lucrative new ​businesses.
(Definition of capitalize on sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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