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08:48 Apr 4, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:capitalize
does the following phrase seem ok to u?
"to identify and capitalize the elements of the local cultural patrominy..."
Explanation: "patrominy" is certainly not OK! Patrimony is the literal word you're looking for, but heritage is used in the context.
Capitalize with or without "on" is tricky. In most uses the verb is intransitive and needs the "on", but can be used transitively without "on" for 'to compute or realize the current value of' (SOED)-usually in a financial context, but also figuratively as in your example.