capitalize on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycapitalize on
he/she/itcapitalizes on something
present participlecapitalizing on something
past tensecapitalized on something
past participlecapitalized on something
  1. capitalize on something to use an event or a situation to help you to achieve something or to get an advantage
See also main entry: capitalize