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English definition of “capitalize”

capitalize

verb uk (UK usually capitalise)   /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 political parties are always capitalized, e.g. the Green Party.

capitalize verb (MONEY)

[T often passive] to supply money to a business so that it can develop or operate as it should
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of capitalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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