overrate

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verb over·rate \ˈō-vər-ˌrāt\

Definition of overrate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to rate, value, or estimate too highly overrates his importance to the team

Examples of overrate in a sentence

  1. The coach tends to overrate the players on his own team.

  2. I think the critics seriously overrated that movie.

1599

First Known Use of overrate

1599


OVERRATE Defined for English Language Learners

overrate

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verb over·rate \ˈō-vər-ˌrāt\

Definition of overrate for English Language Learners

  • : to rate, value, or praise (someone or something) too highly


OVERRATE Defined for Kids

overrate

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verb over·rate \ˌō-vər-ˈrāt\

Definition of overrate for Students

overrated

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overrating

  1. :  to value or praise too highly The restaurant is overrated.



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