Definitions of "capitalize"
  1. The process of converting assets or earnings into capital
  2. Looking at an expenditure as a long-term investment, not an ordinary cost
  3. Calculating the current worth of a stream of income over a certain length of time
  4. Changing a recurring payment into a single lump sum of equal value
  5. Providing financial backing or funds for a business or enterprise
How to use "capitalize" in a sentence
  1. To finance their new venture, they decided to capitalize their previous earnings.
  2. The company chose to capitalize the cost of the software, considering it an investment for future growth.
  3. Using a specific interest rate, the financial advisor helped them capitalize their yearly income to see the present value.

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