Definition of overcapitalize in English:


(British 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I believe that my success has been with my multidisciplinary approach to business and not overcapitalizing in a swiftly changing market.’
    1. 1.1 Estimate the capital value of (a company) at too high an amount.