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.>

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First Known Use of overrate

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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

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verb over·rate \ˌō-vər-ˈrāt\

Definition of overrate for Students

overrated

overrating

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



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