cap‧i‧tal‧ize also capitalise British English [transitive]
1SLA to write a letter of the alphabet using a capital letter
2BF to supply a business with money so that it can operate
3BF technical to calculate the value of a business based on the value of its shares or on the amount of money it makes
capitalization noun [uncountable]

capitalize on something

phrasal verb
to use a situation or something good that you have, in order to get an advantage for yourself:
Ecuador has capitalized on its natural beauty to attract tourism.

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