Definitions for overcapitalizeˌoʊ vərˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•cap•i•tal•izeˌoʊ vərˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to capitalize in excess of legal limits or sound financial policy.

    Category: Business

  2. to overestimate the capital value of (a property or enterprise).

    Category: Business

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overcapitalize, overcapitalise(verb)

    estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level

  2. overcapitalize, overcapitalise(verb)

    overestimate the market value of

    "overcapitalize a property"

  3. overcapitalize, overcapitalise(verb)

    capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant


  1. overcapitalize(Verb)

    to estimate the value of a company, stock etc too highly

  2. overcapitalize(Verb)

    to capitalize a business beyond a sustainable level


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