- to fix the total amount of securities of a corporation in excess of the limits set by law or by sound financial policy.
- to overestimate the capital value (of a business property or enterprise).
- to provide an excessive amount of capital for (a business enterprise).
Also especially British, o·ver·cap·i·tal·ise.
Origin of overcapitalize
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- to provide or issue capital for (an enterprise) in excess of profitable investment opportunities
- to estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
- to overestimate the market value of (property)
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