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".