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    Default reckon or capitalize

    Gold shares, though far dearer than they recently were, are still attractive to some who _______ rising prices.

    A. look on B. reflect on C. reckon on D. capitalize on

    I get confused between "reckon on" and "capitalize on". I look up the dictionary and find them annoyingly similar.

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    If I were to use reckon in this sentence, it would be like so:

    "Gold shares, though far dearer than they recently were, are still attractive to some who reckon the prices will (continue to?) rise."

    I don't think I've ever seen 'reckon' used with 'on', but I guess it could work, though.

    'Capitalize on' also makes sense, though it still feels like something else should be added to the sentence:
    "Gold shares, though far dearer than they recently were, are still attractive to those who seek to (or aim to) capitalize on rising prices."
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