overeducate

verb
over·​ed·​u·​cate | \ ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt How to pronounce overeducate (audio) \
overeducated; overeducating

Definition of overeducate

transitive verb

: to provide with more education or information than is practical or useful overeducating clients … it is very rational for people to stay on in education because even if you are overeducating yourself you are improving your prospects of finding work.— Joe Humphreys

Other Words from overeducate

overeducation \ ˌō-​vər-​ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce overeducation (audio) \ noun
To be fair, Levison is often a lousy hire. His overeducation makes him impatient lugging other people's stuff around, even though it qualifies him for little else. — Jonathan Miles

First Known Use of overeducate

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Overeducate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeducate. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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