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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SHANGHAI—Investment banks handling initial public offerings on China’s new technology board will themselves have to buy and hold sizable stakes in the companies—an unusual rule meant to prevent the banks from overpricing deals. Shen Hong, WSJ, "‘Eat Your Own Cooking’ Comes to China’s IPO Market," 17 Apr. 2019 Dog shampoo can be overpriced and with a needlessly long ingredient list. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "13 Castile Soap Uses You've Never Thought of Before," 22 May 2019 The two governments wrangled for months over the project, which critics had lambasted as overpriced. Yantoultra Ngui, WSJ, "China Chops Price for a Much-Criticized ‘Belt and Road’ Project in Malaysia," 12 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of overprice

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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