Definition of overcapitalize in US 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.’
    • ‘I believe that my success has been with my multidisciplinary approach to business and not overcapitalizing in a swiftly changing market.’
    • ‘The only wise thing to have done was to allow the liquidation of hundreds of overcapitalized businesses to occur.’
    1. 1.1 Estimate or set the capital value of (a company) at too high an amount.