capital collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkæpɪt(ə)l/

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money for starting a business or investing


Adjectives frequently used with capital
for starting a business: initial, seed, start-up, ventureHow do I raise the start-up capital to run a small business?for ordinary daily use: workingMore volume can also mean more working capital.more than is needed: surplusThese institutions prefer companies to return surplus capital to shareholders.
Verbs frequently used with capital
get capital: accumulate, acquire, borrow, raiseBoth couples sold their homes to raise the capital for the purchase.provide/invest capital: allocate, employ, inject, invest, provideWill the government refuse to provide the capital for hospital building?make capital available: issue, release, unlockOne of the partners wanted to release her capital from the business.make capital unavailable: tie upMany retired people have a lot of their capital tied up in property.reduce the value of capital: deplete, erode, reduceHigh inflation erodes the capital of financial institutions.attract capital: attractRussia needed to attract foreign capital to develop its oil and gas industries.
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valuable resources apart from money


Adjectives frequently used with capital
cultural, human, intellectual, moral, political, socialThis group of interviewees saw education in terms of the building of cultural capital.
 
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