transitive + intransitive
: to inform (someone or something) too much: such as
: to provide (someone) with more information than is usual or strictly necessary
- … argues that its management must overinform its employees by sending the same messages through duplicate channels …
- —Krysztof Obloj et al.
- … we encourage the county to fix nonworking sirens, even if the information they provide is redundant for many people. Overinforming the public about such things as the potential for a tornado is OK.
- —The Green Bay (Wisconsin) Press-Gazette
: to play too large a part in determining the character or essence of (something)
- But neither should the prevalence of risk factors … overinform investing strategy …
- —Tim Shufelt
- When we are separate from others, our judgments of them are likely to be overinformed by the odd, memorable, and negative case.
- —Bruce Evan Blaine
: to provide excessive or unnecessary information or instruction
- New administrators who overinform or seek advice too frequently … can weaken their relationships with their superintendents.
- —Thomas A. Kersten