Definition of overcapitalize in English:


Translate overcapitalize into Spanish

transitive verb

(also British overcapitalise)
[with object]
  • 1Provide (a company) with more capital than is advisable or necessary.

    ‘federal subsidies helped overcapitalize the fishing fleet’
    • ‘in an overcapitalized company the temptation is to make expenditures unnecessarily’
    • ‘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. 1.1Estimate the capital value of (a company) at too high an amount.



/ˌōvərˈkapədlˌīz/ /ˌoʊvərˈkæpədlˌaɪz/