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verb as in benefit from situation

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The company has been working on a lot of this stuff already and clearly saw an opportunity to capitalize on it in mask form.

Inspired by the rapid development of AI tools like AlphaZero — the DeepMind program that can defeat humans at chess, Go and shogi — Szegedy’s group wants to capitalize on recent advances in language recognition to write proofs.

While the social network remains focused on keeping its ad revenue intact as the crisis unfolds, it is also trying to capitalize on the surge in online shopping that’s currently taking place in the midst of it.

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Both countries are in deep recessions and had to try to balance the need to keep people safe with the desire to try and capitalize on a lucrative summer season.

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Even though almost everybody in the league was a person whose whole life and job was to observe cultural trends and capitalize on them.

Someone was sure to capitalize on the Ebola panic, and Dr. Joseph Alton is that guy.

With the CPRIT investigation ongoing, Lehmberg got into trouble of her own - and it seemed Perry was trying to capitalize on it.

She only likes signing controversial clients, and relishes being able to capitalize on a scandal.

“My job was to assess their fear and then harp on that fear, capitalize on that fear and get them to buy,” said Maddox, 33.

But in order to succeed, the band of ministerial mavericks needs to capitalize on their momentum.

The grocer becomes a peer of France, artists capitalize their money, vaudevillists have incomes.

Among other things, it required that Clemens should not only complete the machine, but promote it, capitalize it commercially.

I don't know just yet how much it is goin' to take to capitalize you, but here's ten dollars for an option.

Crœsus was a very rich man, but he was not a capitalist, for he could do anything with his wealth except capitalize it.

Capitalize the pronoun I, the interjection O, titles that accompany a name, and abbreviations of proper names.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to capitalize, such as: exploit, take advantage of, gain, obtain, profit, and realize.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.