–ized; -izing vt (1850)
To write or print with an initial capital or in capitals 2
a: to convert into capital b: to treat as capital rather
than expense 3 a: to compute the present value of b: to
convert into an equivalent capital sum 4: to supply capital
for ~ vi: to gain by turning something into
our executives fail to mentally capitalize the employees,
viewing them as negative numbers on an expense sheet, our office
suffers a human recession.
tax season in full swing we need to review our development costs
to insure we have capitalized all of our development time.
is amazing how she always lands on her feet; she capitalizes
very opportunity that comes her way.
n Spanish (1964): the power to attract through personal magnetism
is the worst leader organizationally, but his duende brings
in new hires while veterans will follow him anywhere.
the duende of the world’s most successful entrepreneur could
not make her see the value of investing in human capital.
n [perth. Alter. Of doxology] (ca. 1830)
something that settles a matter: a decisive blow or answer:
FINISHER 2: something outstanding or exceptional
eye for when to encourage growth and when to promote struggle is
the quintessential sockdolager in human capital management.
product was solid, but the visible strength of the company's integrity
was the sockdologer that sealed the deal.
black suit was nicely pressed, his white shirt was clean and well
starched, and his tie was of the power variety, but when
he crossed his leg he exposed the sockdolager: his neon purple
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