recapitalize

verb
re·​cap·​i·​tal·​ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce recapitalize (audio) , -ˈkap-tə- \
recapitalized; recapitalizing; recapitalizes

Definition of recapitalize

transitive verb

: to change the capital structure of

Examples of recapitalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent days, Terra’s operators have attempted to recapitalize UST through a $1.5 billion fundraising push, but those efforts weren’t immediately successful. Scott Nover, Quartz, 13 May 2022 Now, although the recent rally has enabled the company to issue new stock and recapitalize its balance sheet, reducing some risk for shareholders, there are cheaper ways to play the fuel cell market. Trefis Team, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Now, although the recent rally has enabled the company to issue new stock and recapitalize its balance sheet, reducing some risk for shareholders, there are cheaper ways to play the fuel cell market. Trefis Team, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 But in the decades that followed, the army totally failed to recapitalize—or even significantly upgrade—any of these vehicles. David Axe, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Converted from early-1960s-vintage C-135 transports, the 17 RC-135s are special not only for their age, but also for their importance—and for the absence of any clear plan to recapitalize them. David Axe, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Now, although the recent rally has enabled the company to issue new stock and recapitalize its balance sheet, reducing some risk for shareholders, there are cheaper ways to play the fuel cell market. Trefis Team, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 The new partnership will recapitalize a portfolio of buildings with 5,416 beds, according to a statement Friday. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 Others received government assistance to remain afloat and need to recapitalize quickly. Peter Boolkah, Forbes, 14 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of recapitalize

1904, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2022

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“Recapitalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recapitalize. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for recapitalize

recapitalize

transitive verb
re·​cap·​i·​tal·​ize | \ ˌrē-ˈka-pət-ᵊl-ˌīz How to pronounce recapitalize (audio) \

Legal Definition of recapitalize

: to change the capital structure of (a corporation)

Other Words from recapitalize

recapitalization \ -​ˌka-​pət-​ᵊl-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce recapitalize (audio) \ noun

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