over·​price | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprīs How to pronounce overprice (audio) \
overpriced; overpricing; overprices

Definition of overprice

transitive verb

: to price too high

Examples of overprice in a Sentence

The store was guilty of overpricing its goods. Everything in the store is grossly overpriced.

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But Lundquist said builders must be careful not to overprice their homes. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Thousands of long-awaited homes are coming to Folsom. Here's what you should know | The Sacramento Bee," 21 May 2018 Dropbox has had to battle doubters for years who felt that the storage company, last valued on the private market at $10 billion, was overpriced. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "There have been twice as many tech IPOs in 2018 as there were at this point in 2017," 27 Apr. 2018 In today’s seller’s market in the Valley, homes priced up to $750,000 that linger on the market for two or three months indicate that an owner has overpriced the home or that there’s something wrong with the property, Hughes says. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "The castle on Warm Springs did not sell. Then The New York Times wrote about it. | Idaho Statesman," 19 Apr. 2017 Pricing correctly is essential to ensure the seller gets top dollar without turning off potential buyers by overpricing the house. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, "How to Sell Your Home Without a Real-Estate Agent," 21 Mar. 2018 Stock investors have also decided that homebuilding companies are overpriced after a strong performance in 2017. Josh Boak, USA TODAY, "U.S. February housing starts fell 7% after January surge," 16 Mar. 2018 Medical procedures were similarly overpriced in the U.S., and American medical professionals also make significantly more money than their peers in other countries, according to the paper. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The U.S. Spends Twice As Much On Health Care As Other High-Income Countries," 13 Mar. 2018 But the Chiefs’ best bet, Corry suspects, is to sit out the first wave of free agency and see who overprices themselves. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Chiefs can flip dire cap situation with some prudence this spring | The Kansas City Star," 9 Mar. 2018 Trump in January passed up a chance to visit London and inaugurate the new U.S. Embassy, complaining on Twitter that the new diplomatic facility was overpriced and located in an unsuitable neighborhood. Laura King, latimes.com, "Trump stirs a hornet's nest in Britain by blasting its National Health Service," 5 Feb. 2018

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1576, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of overprice

: to give a price that is too high to (something) : to price (something) too high

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