verb over·rate \ˈō-vər-ˌrāt\

: to rate, value, or praise (someone or something) too highly

Full Definition of OVERRATE

transitive verb
:  to rate, value, or estimate too highly <overrates his importance to the team>

Examples of OVERRATE

  1. The coach tends to overrate the players on his own team.
  2. <I think the critics seriously overrated that movie.>

First Known Use of OVERRATE

OVERRATE Defined for Kids


verb over·rate \ˌō-vər-ˈrāt\

Definition of OVERRATE for Kids

:  to value or praise too highly <The restaurant is overrated.>


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