overprize

verb over·prize \ ˌō-vər-ˈprīz \

Definition of overprize

overprized; overprizing
: 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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