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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v capitalize convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
    • v capitalize consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
    • v capitalize compute the present value of a business or an income
    • v capitalize write in capital letters
    • v capitalize draw advantages from "he is capitalizing on her mistake","she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"
    • v capitalize supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Capital showing extensive floral decoration Capital showing extensive floral decoration
Showing mouldings on capitals and bases Showing mouldings on capitals and bases
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Capitals in Bayeux Cathedral Capitals in Bayeux Cathedral

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Capitalize To compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a patent right, an annuity, etc
    • Capitalize To convert into capital, or to use as capital.
    • Capitalize To print in capital letters, or with an initial capital.
    • Capitalize To supply capital for (an enterprise), especially by selling capital stock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Kyoto, which was the Japanese capital before Tokyo, means "old capital".
    • capitalize To begin with a capital letter: as, to capitalize the first word of a sentence. Also spelled capitalise, and abbreviated to cap.
    • capitalize To convert into capital or into an equivalent capital sum. To convert (wealth or other property) into capital which may be used for purposes of trade, manufactures, etc.
    • capitalize To convert (floating debt) into stock or shares. Also spelled capitalise.
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  • Susan Sontag
    “The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.”
  • Sir Richard Storey
    Sir Richard Storey
    “The first rule of venture capitalism should be Shoot the Inventor.”
  • Howard Scott
    Howard Scott
    “A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.”
  • Angela Carter
    “Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism.”
  • Irving Fisher
    Irving Fisher
    “The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value”
  • Upton Sinclair
    Upton Sinclair
    “Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”


In literature:

Teheran, it must be remembered, has only been the capital of Persia for the last hundred years, when the capital was removed from Isfahan.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
First Policy: Have Capital tell Labor what is the matter with Labor, and have Labor tell Capital what is the matter with Capital.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Nationally minded men indulged high hopes of the new Congress which convened at the capital in November, 1811.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
Capitalize all proper nouns and adjectives derived from proper nouns.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Glimpse of the new Capital.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
"Socialism" by John Spargo
Malolos (Bulacan) the rebel capital.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Besides, I do not mean to enter the capital.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Our answer will be the same: As long as Capital exists, the Greater Capital will oppress the lesser.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
Adrianople was conquered in 1361 and made the capital of the Turkish Empire.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson

In poetry:

Oh! that's a capital thought, mother, cried Jack,
And to take care of the shop I won't be slack;
Then his mother said, Jackey, we will try this plan,
And look to God for his blessing, and do all we can.
"Jack Honest, or the Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall
--O loftier than the wordy strife
That floats o'er capitals; the chase
Of florid pleasure; the blind race
Of gold for gold by gamblers run,
This fair Vergilian life,
Where heaven and we and nature are at one!
"A Dorset Idyl" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Then the Union Jack was hoisted and unfurled to the breeze,
Which certainly did the Boers displease,
When they saw the Union Jack flying o'er their capital,
The sight thereof amazed them, and did them appall.
"Lord Robert's Triumphal Entry into Pretoria" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Work? O preposterous! What are we coming to?
Is there no super-man armed with a scheme -
Scheme to win capital? Is there no chap at all
Willing to plan for us? Work! Do we dream?
"A Dirge of the Morning After" by C J Dennis
"Sufferin' Solomon! Vot is dis howl aboudt?
Hary to yer Uncle, he'll tole yer vot's right;
Not more at four per shent. - no, nor at more per shent -
Can you get capital! Monish is tight.
"A Dirge of the Morning After" by C J Dennis
High was her heart, and yet was well inclined,
Her manners made of bounty well refined;
Far capitals, and marble courts, her eye still seemed to see,
Minstrels, and kings, and high-born dames, and of the best that be.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

Councilmembers squabble over capital improvements committee.
Marco New York, Capital Grille, Pollo Campero, Banc Cafe and Tía Pol.
Capital Communications Federal Credit Union.
Hotels in London are reporting strong business immediately after this summer's Olympic Games—dispelling fears that the capital could suffer a post-games slump.
Q&A with Lisa Leslie on the Capital One Cup, learning the bank shot from Tim Duncan and more.
Crisis-hit Spanish lender Bankia SA (BKIA) won temporary approval from European Union competition regulators to convert 4.465 billion euros of preference shares in an attempt to boost the bank's core capital.
Spanish Banks Need Up To $78 Billion In Extra Capital To Survive, Audit Shows.
FBR Capital Markets Managing Director Paul Miller says banks are starting to cut their cost structures.
Lawsuits, bank capital and student loans were among the hot topics of the week — with a dash of regulation thrown in as well for good measure.
The "Living Legend" of Capital Land Radio.
Deism, "sensitive ladies," Capitalism (that's with a capital C).
Easton Capital Investment Group led the round, while current investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Granite Global Ventures, RedShift Ventures and CID Equity Capital also participated.
Capital guard Carrington Morris (10) passes around George Washington forward Lucas Mullenox (32) on Wednesday at Capital High School.
Austin is a lot of things: state capital, Live Music Capital of the Universe ®, home of the second most important football team in the state, hippie playground.
A plan orchestrated by private-equity firm Ripplewood Holdings and hedge funds led by Silver Point Capital and Monarch Alternative Capital brought Hostess out of bankruptcy in early 2009 with $670 million in debt.

In science:

The variance of the expected capital resulting from the mixed Parrondo’s game is shown in Fig. 7.
Quantum Parrondo's game with random strategies
Since the capital depends symmetrically on the initial state of C , the variance is independent of it.
Quantum Parrondo's game with random strategies
The variance of the expected capital of the mixed Parrondo’s game for zero initial capital and the initial state of the C register being either |0i or |1i.
Quantum Parrondo's game with random strategies
The evolution of the capital which arises when we make a measurement of the register C immediately after we apply the operator U , averaged over 5000 samples.
Quantum Parrondo's game with random strategies
These capital in- and out-flows are modelled by non-decreasing processes (Et )t∈[0,T ] and (Ct )t∈[0,T ] in V , where V denotes the set of all c`adl`ag (Ft )t∈[0,T ] -optional processes vanishing at 0 whose paths are of finite variation.
Utility Maximization with a Stochastic Clock and an Unbounded Random Endowment