Definition of overcapitalize in English:

overcapitalize

Line breaks: over|cap¦it¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkapɪt(ə)lʌɪz
 
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(also overcapitalise)

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective overcapitalized)
1Provide (a company) with more capital than is advisable or necessary: a bleak time for the overcapitalized firm
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

overcapitalization

noun
More example sentences
  • 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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