Definition of overcapitalize in English:


Line breaks: over|cap¦it¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkapɪt(ə)lʌɪz
(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
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Estimate the capital value of (a company) at too high an amount.



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  • The multibillion-dollar investment in IT drained investment from more productive uses and led to vast overcapitalisation in one sector that had low returns and few spill-over effects.

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