Synonyms to make the most of

accept, benefit from, capitalize on, cash in on, condone, countenance, exploit, grin and abide, improve, improve the occasion, let go by, let pass, make capital of, make hay, obey, overlook, profit by, put to advantage, rise above, shrug, shrug it off, submit to, take advantage of, trade on, turn to account, turn to profit, turn to use, use to advantage, yield to