capitalize


capitalize
cap·i·tal·ize /'ka-pət-əl-ˌīz/ vt -ized, -iz·ing
1 a: to convert into capital
capitalize the company's earnings
b: to treat as a capital expenditure rather than an ordinary and necessary expense
the cost of the merger must be capitalized
2 a: to compute the present value of (an income extended over a period of time) compare amortize
b: to convert (a periodic payment) into an equivalent capital sum
capitalized annuities
3: to supply capital for
had capitalized the business with her own savings

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

capitalize
I (provide capital) verb advance, afford aid, afford support, aid, aid with a subsidy, back, back up, bring aid, contribute, extend credit, favor, finance, fund, furnish aid, furnish foundations, furnish support, give aid, give support, help, invest, lend, lend one's aid, lend support, loan, pecuniam mutuam dare, pension, promote, provide capital for, provide for, provide funds for, provide money for, set up, set up in business, sponsor, subsidize, supply aid, supply support, supply with a subsidy, support, venture capital associated concepts: capitalization of income, capitalization of net income, capitalization of stabalized income, capitalize earning II (seize the chance) verb avail oneself of, benefit, convert to use, create an opening, employ, exploit, find one's advantage in, make an opening, make the most of, make use of, manipulate, profit, put in operation, put to advantage, put to service, reap the benefit of, render useful, take advantage of, take the opportunity, turn to good account, turn to one's advantage, utilize, utilize for profit III index finance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


capitalize
v.
To convert present or expected income into an asset; in business accounting, to record an expense (such as repairs to a building) as a capital asset because it will produce long-term benefits, thus allowing the expense to be written off over a period of time.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


capitalize
To regard the cost of an improvement or other purchase as a capital asset for purposes of determining income tax liability. To calculate the net worth upon which an investment is based. To issue company stocks or bonds to finance an investment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


capitalize
To regard the cost of an improvement or other purchase as a capital asset for purposes of determining income tax liability. To calculate the net worth upon which an investment is based. To issue company stocks or bonds to finance an investment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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