overprize

verb
over·prize | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprīz \
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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