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  • The company was undercapitalized.
    undercapitalized = lacked adequate funding
  • Initially, we were capitalized with a loan of $500,000 from a single angel investor.
    capitalized = provided with investment funds
  • It was fifteen thousand for a first-class ticket, but I'm sufficiently capitalized to indulge such whims.   (source)
    capitalized = provided with funds
  • When did you start wanting this so badly? he wondered, watching Claude walk alongside the stranger, explaining what they did as something to be replicated, capitalized, multiplied.   (source)
    capitalized = provided with investment funds
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  • The town would like to capitalize on the low-cost electricity provided by the dam.
    capitalize on = gain advantage
  • Capitalizing on his sudden popularity, Louie ran for class president and won, borrowing the speech that Pete had used to win his class presidency at Compton.   (source)
    capitalizing on = gaining advantage from
  • His was one of those well-groomed reputations that get the most out of everything; any unusual holiday acquires the character of an exploration, and though the explorer takes care to do nothing really original, the public does not know this, and he capitalizes the full value of a hasty impression.   (source)
    capitalizes = gains advantage from
  • It would be a little premature, since there was nothing guaranteed for the girls, but he could capitalize on the general excitement of the day.†   (source)
  • Prison growth and the resulting "prison-industrial complex"—the business interests that capitalize on prison construction—made imprisonment so profitable that millions of dollars were spent lobbying state legislators to keep expanding the use of incarceration to respond to just about any problem.†   (source)
  • The wealthier shop owners took advantage of the long bleak months to disappear to holiday homes abroad, while the more determined hosted Christmas events, capitalizing on occasional carol concerts on the grounds, or festive craft fairs.†   (source)
  • Then he capitalized on the midday sun to maximize recharging.†   (source)
  • Albus asked his parents immediately, capitalizing on the momentary absence of his brother.†   (source)
  • Everyone's going to have their own theories about what answer I'm eventually going to come up with, and who better to capitalize on that media market than you yourselves?†   (source)
  • Gladstone explained to me how the Hegemony planned to capitalize on that obsession.†   (source)
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  • Unlike most Americans, however, Holmes sought also to capitalize on the craze by buying bicycles on credit, then reselling them without ever paying off the initial purchase.†   (source)
  • The advertising needed to capitalize on these feelings, letting parents know that "ONLY MCDONALD'S MAKES IT EASY TO GET A BIT OF DISNEY MAGIC."†   (source)
  • That filmclip there—they call you 'Mahdi'—'Lisan al-Gaib'—as a last resort, you might capitalize on that.†   (source)
  • And as long as I moved fast enough, I should be able to capitalize on it.†   (source)
  • On a personal level, my relations with Chief Buthelezi were close and respectful, and I hoped to capitalize on that.†   (source)
  • Rene was "angling" to capitalize on his fame, my father fulfilled his singular dream of buying a funeral home, and Ira Hayes was found dead—dead drunk.†   (source)
  • I didn't feel sorry for her, even though I did feel sorry for the people who would be blamed for this nightmare: the Student Council for their dangerously unstable backdrop, Dickey Wix for capitalizing on the misfortune of a fat teenage cheerleader in her underwear, and Red Sweet for his unprofessional and potentially life-threatening wiring of the lighting in the Jackson High gym.†   (source)
  • There's a pretty interesting legend attached to them, and the town even has a tour planned for the weekend to capitalize on it.†   (source)
  • Not allowing an inmate to see his attorney was a big no-no, and I was planning to capitalize on that.†   (source)
  • Riley however, after walking Angel, worked through Enrique and Fidel, and Monterrey was again unable to capitalize on having a base runner in scoring position.†   (source)
  • Indeed, the mix of private and public business beneath the roof of the Hotel de Valentinois was considerable, with Bancroft, the Comte de Chaumont, and possibly even Franklin, all capitalizing on secret French support for the American war and a steady flow of inside information.†   (source)
  • In fact, she handled most of the details very efficiently, capitalizing on the fact that most people were anxious to please her since she had lost her mamma only a few years back and they still remembered the agony in Hannah's face and the blood on Eva's.†   (source)
  • His only hope was to whittle down the odds and capitalize on rare opportunities.†   (source)
  • These were the signs he was waiting for, the lapses he could capitalize on to violently alter the circumstances.†   (source)
  • You were serving papers and well do I remember how I exhorted you to put forth your best efforts to capitalize on the big news.†   (source)
  • She knew the cant of the Missionaria Protectiva, knew how to adapt the techniques of legend and fear and hope to her emergency needs, but she sensed wild changes here …. as though someone had been in among these Fremen and capitalized on the Missionaria Protectiva's imprint.†   (source)
  • Some that night worked on a small notice announcing the opening of a new hotel, clearly another hastily built affair meant to capitalize on the expected crush of exposition visitors.†   (source)
  • His mail-order company brought in a surprising amount of cash, and he began trying to find a way to capitalize on the latest medical rage, a cure for alcoholism invented by a physician named Keeley in Dwight, Illinois.†   (source)
  • These tactics would capitalize on two great strengths of the Japanese troops—their ability to dig in and their ability to endure the most god-awful shelling.†   (source)
  • I have to capitalize on the things I know how to do.†   (source)
  • The old lady knew that and thought we'd capitalize on it.†   (source)
  • Were they trying to get my head bashed in a picket line so that they could capitalize on the publicity?†   (source)
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  • Cowan, Swain's high-tech clients frequently needed capitalization, and Gennaro helped them find the money.†   (source)
  • There were some old curmudgeons on the faculty—and some young fuddy-duddies, too—who objected to Owen's style; and I don't mean that they objected only to his outrageous capitalization.†   (source)
  • "Interesting capitalization," I said.†   (source)
  • As with wooden stakes, sunlight, and Italian food, vampires have a natural aversion to both punctuation and capitalization.†   (source)
  • He was sorry for Dick Turner, whom he knew to be unhappy; but even this tragedy seemed to him romantic; he saw it, impersonally, as a symptom of the growing capitalization of farming all over the world, of the way small farmers would inevitably be swallowed by the big ones.†   (source)
  • The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle.†   (source)
  • I'm a big believer in random capitalization.†   (source)
  • The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle of a sentence.†   (source)
  • I recognized the capitalization immediately.†   (source)
  • Across the way was the ladies' room, denoted by small, uncapitalized letters of gold that read FEMMES.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uncapitalized means not and reverses the meaning of capitalized. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
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  • In capitalization the English are a good deal more conservative than we are.†   (source)
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  • I suddenly wanted Davis badly enough that I no longer cared why I wanted him, whether what wanted him was capitalized or lowercase.   (source)
    capitalized = in uppercase letters
  • He meant them to be capitalized.   (source)
    capitalized = changed from lower to upper case
  • For here was Mishka's project in a nutshell: a compendium of quotations from seminal texts arranged in chronological order, but in each of which the word bread had been capitalized and printed in bold.†   (source)
  • Okay, why does he capitalize LOSE and OVER?†   (source)
  • First, "kinder" should have been capitalized.†   (source)
  • Nothing was capitalized, and there were no punctuation marks.†   (source)
  • And the words the and order are capitalized.†   (source)
  • The term comes from the word capitalize and is slang that means to get the better of another person.†   (source)
  • If you haven't spent all your energy, you'll be able to capitalize when opportunities arise.†   (source)
  • In Finch's text, "Private" is capitalized.†   (source)
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  • It was full of words ending in e's, s's that looked like f's, capitalized nouns, y's where i's should've been.†   (source)
  • I learned that the bar had been built in 1933, to celebrate and capitalize upon the repeal of Prohibition, and its spacious, even somewhat cavernous dimensions were originally meant to encompass a dance floor.†   (source)
  • Every human being has a psyche composed of latent and capitalized energy.†   (source)
  • I have to restrain myself from capitalizing the last two words.   (source)
    capitalizing = changing the first letters from lower to upper case
  • Since the declaration of war, however, Max had claimed and repurposed the fields to capitalize upon its unique properties.†   (source)
  • He was out of the house, wandering through the streets, blind, deaf, senseless, immersed in that boiling mass of latent energy… like a ship with sails caught in the nexus of a typhoon, fighting to convert a whirlpool of wind into the motive power that would lead to safety… S. Powell fought to absorb that fearful torrent, to Capitalize that latent energy, to Cathectize and direct it toward the Demolition of Reich before it was too late, too late, too late, too late, too late… ——†   (source)
  • "The words the and order are capitalized," Langdon said.†   (source)
  • Capitalized energy is that latent energy which we call up and put to work.†   (source)
  • Intercept the Omnictionary poster, who according to the Randomly capitalized Evidence is C. Margo Roth Spiegelman.†   (source)
  • Within those one hundred and twenty Esper seconds, the following took place: A gavel pounding A clock face Hour hand at 9 Minute hand at 59 Second hand at 60 EMERGENCY MEETING To examine a request for Mass Cathexis with Lincoln Powell as the human canal for the Capitalized energy.†   (source)
  • The thing to do then, as a live bunch of go-getters, is to CAPITALIZE CULTURE; to go right out and grab it.†   (source)
  • Yet even here she had early realized that she could and should capitalize her looks and charm—and had.†   (source)
  • But for a few thousand poor ignorant field-hands, in the face of poverty, a falling market, and social stress, to save and capitalize two hundred thousand dollars in a generation has meant a tremendous effort.†   (source)
  • It has been capitalized at a tremendous investment which must show commensurate returns; it is compelled to extend as well as to keep its markets.†   (source)
  • Certain it is that if she had had all the money which she was said to have begged or borrowed or stolen, she might have capitalized and been honest for life, whereas,—but this is advancing matters.†   (source)
  • They invariably capitalize such terms as /Government/, /Prime Minister/ and /Society/, when used as proper nouns; they capitalize /Press/, /Pulpit/, /Bar/, etc., almost as often.†   (source)
  • In addition, Thornton added a provisional class of "words and phrases of which I have found earlier examples in American than in English writers; …. with the /caveat/ that further research may reverse the claim"—a class offering specimens in /alarmist/, /capitalize/, /eruptiveness/, /horse of another colour/ (/sic!†   (source)
  • Contrariwise, what the English call simply a /churchman/ is an /Episcopalian/ in the United States, what they call the /Church/ (always capitalized!†   (source)
  • g./, "The Government /are/ considering the advisability, etc." /Vestry/, /committee/, /council/, /ministry/ and even /company/ are also plural, though sometimes not capitalized.†   (source)
  • The word /Government/, meaning what we call the administration, is always capitalized and plural, /e. g./, "The Government /are/ considering the advisability, etc." /Vestry/, /committee/, /council/, /ministry/ and even /company/ are also plural, though sometimes not capitalized.†   (source)
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