overprize

verb

over·​prize ˌō-vər-ˈprīz How to pronounce overprize (audio)
overprized; overprizing

transitive verb

: to prize (something) too highly
overprized material possessions at the expense of happiness
In Britain, we still overprize physical courage, and equate it with heroism. Sarah Crompton
This organization is … given to credit and operating disasters. Historically, it has overprized vision and undervalued hands-on, day-to-day management … Carol J. Loomis and Antony J. Michels

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overprize was circa 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Overprize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprize. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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