[ oh-ver-kap-i-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), o·ver·cap·i·tal·ized, o·ver·cap·i·tal·iz·ing.
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).
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Also especially British, o·ver·cap·i·tal·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM overcapitalizeo·ver·cap·i·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overcapitalize
/ (ˌəʊvəˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz) /
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)
Derived forms of overcapitalizeovercapitalization or overcapitalisation, noun
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