Pronunciation: (ō"vur-kap'i-tl-īz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to fix the total amount of securities of a corporation in excess of the limits set by law or by sound financial policy.
2. to overestimate the capital value (of a business property or enterprise).
3. to provide an excessive amount of capital for (a business enterprise). Also, esp. Brit.,o"ver•cap'i•tal•ise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.