verb \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



Next Word in the Dictionary: overreach
Previous Word in the Dictionary: overrank
All Words Near: overrate

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up overrate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).