Definition of overrate
: to rate, value, or estimate too highly overrates his importance to the team
Examples of overrate in a Sentence
The coach tends to overrate the players on his own team.
I think the critics seriously overrated that movie.
Recent Examples of overrate from the Web
But at this point, sleep is overrated for Andy Alberth, who came to Dallas four years ago as the driver and babysitter for his famous cousin, Tony Romo, and is finally overseeing his pride and joy, the National Fantasy Football Convention.
Experts commonly say that the mouth feel of a nitro coffee is superior, but others might find the pricier fad overrated.
Reminds me of folks who aren't rich insisting that money is overrated.
A number of conservatives outside the official party apparatus has put forth the subtler claim that the CBO overrates the incentive effects of the individual mandate.
There is a thought among some NFL personnel evaluators that Alabama players tend to be overrated because they’re surrounded by so much talent, and can burn out quickly because they’ve been pushed to the limit already.
For those who think the combine and pro day workouts are overrated, Davis is proof that film comes first.
Few outside of Spokane believed the program Mark Few helped build from scratch belonged in the national powerhouse conversation. Overrated no more,
Overrated no more, Gonzaga is finally headed to the Final Four.
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First Known Use of overrate
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Definition of overrate for English Language Learners
: to rate, value, or praise (someone or something) too highly
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Definition of overrate for Students
: to value or praise too highly The restaurant is overrated.
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