capitalize on

Definition of capitalize on

  1. :  to get an advantage from (something, such as an event or situation) They were able to capitalize on our mistakes. She capitalized on her new fame by writing a book.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to write or print with an initial capital or in capitals

    :  to convert into capital

    :  to treat as an amortizable investment in long-term capital assets rather than as an ordinary operating expense to be charged against revenue for the period in which it is incurred

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a trip made at another's expense

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