overprize

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

Definition of overprize

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

First Known Use of overprize

circa 1589, in the meaning defined above

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“Overprize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprize. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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