Definition of Overcapitalize

1. Verb. Estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level.

Exact synonyms: Overcapitalise
Generic synonyms: Capitalise, Capitalize



2. Verb. Overestimate the market value of. "Overcapitalize a property"
Exact synonyms: Overcapitalise
Generic synonyms: Overestimate, Overrate

3. Verb. Capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant.
Exact synonyms: Overcapitalise
Generic synonyms: Capitalise, Capitalize
Derivative terms: Overcapitalisation, Overcapitalization

Definition of Overcapitalize

1. Verb. (transitive) to estimate the value of a company, stock etc too highly ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to capitalize a business beyond a sustainable level ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overcapitalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Literary usage of Overcapitalize

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1. Intercollegiate Debates edited by Paul Martin Pearson, Egbert Ray Nichols (1914)
"Certainly they would when by so doing they could incorporate under lax state laws; when by so doing they could overcapitalize and water stock with impunity; ..."

2. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"... the double disadvantage of being easy of detection and difficult of explanation. Even a good man might unwittingly overcapitalize an existing property, ..."

3. Credit Unions: Available Information Indicates No Compelling Need for by Richard J. Hillman (2005)
"Additionally, some credit union officials believe that the current credit union capital system encourages managers to overcapitalize their credit unions ..."

4. Industrial Combination by David Hutchison MacGregor (1906)
"... and the sale of its plant after dismantling, then it will lose and overcapitalize the new business by the difference between the buying price of shares ..."

5. Engineering Valuation of Public Utilities and Factories by Horatio Alvah Foster (1912)
"... Supreme Court—No longer allowed to overcapitalize — Corporation owes its existence to state — Remedy suggested for relieving the profitable corporation— ..."

6. Municipal Ownership: A Brief Survey of the Extent, Rapid Growth and the by Carl Dean Thompson (1917)
"... to overcapitalize the properties is a constant temptation of the scheme. He cites a number of striking instances. In one case the capitalization is ..."

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