[kap-i-tl-ahyz] /ˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), capitalized, capitalizing.
to write or print in letters or with an initial capital letter.
to authorize a certain amount of stocks and bonds in the corporate charter of:
to capitalize a corporation.
to issue stock as a dividend, thereby capitalizing retained earnings, or as settlement of an unpaid arrearage of preferred dividends.
Accounting. to set up (expenditures) as business assets in the books of account instead of treating as expense.
to supply with .
to estimate the value of (a stock or an enterprise).
verb (used without object), capitalized, capitalizing.
to take advantage of; turn something to one’s advantage (often followed by on):
to capitalize on one’s opportunities.
verb (mainly transitive)
(intransitive) foll by on. to take advantage (of); profit (by)
to write or print (text) in capital letters or with the first letter of (a word or words) in capital letters
to convert (debt or retained earnings) into capital stock
to authorize (a business enterprise) to issue a specified amount of capital stock
to provide with capital
(accounting) to treat (expenditures) as assets
“write or print in capital letters,” 1764, from capital (n.1) + -ize. Meaning “to convert (assets) to capital” is recorded from 1868. Related: Capitalized; capitalizing.
[kahr-boh-hahy-dreyt, -buh-] /ˌkɑr boʊˈhaɪ dreɪt, -bə-/ noun 1. any of a class of organic compounds that are polyhydroxy aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones, or change to such substances on simple chemical transformations, as hydrolysis, oxidation, or reduction, and that form the supporting tissues of plants and are important food for animals and people. /ˌkɑːbəʊˈhaɪdreɪt/ noun 1. […]
[noun kahr-buh-neyt, -nit; verb kahr-buh-neyt] /noun ˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt; verb ˈkɑr bəˌneɪt/ noun 1. a salt or ester of . verb (used with object), carbonated, carbonating. 2. to form into a carbonate. 3. to charge or impregnate with : carbonated drinks. 4. to make sprightly; enliven. noun (ˈkɑːbəˌneɪt; -nɪt) 1. a salt or ester of […]
adjective not cancer-causing
[kahr-niv-er-uh s] /kɑrˈnɪv ər əs/ adjective 1. flesh-eating: A dog is a carnivorous animal. 2. of the . /kɑːˈnɪvərəs/ adjective 1. (esp of animals) feeding on flesh 2. (of plants such as the pitcher plant and sundew) able to trap and digest insects and other small animals 3. of or relating to the Carnivora 4. […]