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"capitalize on sth" in British English

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(Definition of “capitalize on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"capitalize on sth" in Business English

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capitalize on sth

phrasal verb with capitalize UK also capitalise uk /ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz/ us verb [ T ]

to get an advantage from a situation:

The company has failed to fully capitalize on online advertising and has missed out on lucrative new businesses.

(Definition of “capitalize on sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)