overvalue


over·val·ue

verb \ˌō-vər-ˈval-(ˌ)yü\

: to place too high a value on (something)

: to give too much importance to (something)

Full Definition of OVERVALUE

transitive verb
:  to assign an excessive or fictitious value to
over·valu·a·tion \-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən\ noun

Examples of OVERVALUE

  1. He overvalues the opinions of his friends.
  2. <some people overvalue material things>

First Known Use of OVERVALUE

1597

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