overeducate

verb
over·​ed·​u·​cate | \ ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt \
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 \ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overeducate

Share overeducate

Statistics for overeducate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for overeducate

The first known use of overeducate was in 1832

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on overeducate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with overeducate

Comments on overeducate

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

WORD OF THE DAY

someone who never drinks alcohol

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!