Definition of overcapitalize in English:


(also overcapitalise)


[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective overcapitalized
  • 1Provide (a company) with more capital than is advisable or necessary.

    ‘a bleak time for the overcapitalized firm’
    • ‘I believe that my success has been with my multidisciplinary approach to business and not overcapitalizing in a swiftly changing market.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it is only in the rear-view mirror you can see they were overcapitalised.’
    • ‘The only wise thing to have done was to allow the liquidation of hundreds of overcapitalized businesses to occur.’
    1. 1.1 Estimate the capital value of (a company) at too high an amount.