verb /ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz/
a) (followed by on) To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit.

The home team appeared to have the advantage throughout the game, and finally capitalised on their opponents weakness with just two minutes remaining, scoring several points in quick succession.

b) to make use of capital letters (a.k.a. upper case).

In English, proper nouns should always be capitalised.

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