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capitalize

Pronunciation: /ˈkæpətlaɪz; ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz/

Translation of capitalize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Finance] capitalizar*
    Example sentences
    • In this connection ‘fund’, I take it, ordinarily means money set aside and invested, the surplus income therefrom being capitalised.
    • The reason for investing in such funds was to provide for a regular tax-free income that can be capitalised or used as well as the promise that their capital value remains intact.
    • To capitalize the income stream without considering the repayment of corporate debt, but then to assume that repayment when doing a residual value of the company, artificially increased the value of the income stream.
    Example sentences
    • Holt Value Associates began capitalizing research and development costs and treating them as a depreciating asset in its cash flow ROI analyses earlier this year.
    • During the pre-acquisition stage, only those costs that are directly identifiable to the asset are capitalized.
    • If the costs are to be capitalized, then the next issue is to determine the asset's determinable useful life, if any.
  • 2 [Printing/Imprenta][ imprimir o escribir con mayúsculas ]
    Example sentences
    • I also learned how to correctly identify the beginning of a sentence, target the first word, and capitalize the first letter (make the letter bigger than the rest).
    • Incidentally, the lettering where you capitalise the first letter of almost all the words can be called ‘title case’.
    • Changing the shape very slightly - and silently - by capitalizing the initial letter, we turn it into something like God or Reason.
    Example sentences
    • At that time, there was a typesetter at the American Atheist Center who refused to capitalize any religious words, and no religious words were capitalized in the book.
    • The word pandemonium itself means a wild uproar, but as the word is capitalized, its meaning is instead directed at the region associated in Milton's Paradise Lost, where Pandemonium is the capital of Hell.
    • Recall that control words were always capitalized correctly regardless of whether they were embedded in normal or in distorted text passages.

Phrasal verbs

capitalize on

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
sacar* provecho or partido de, capitalizar*

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