overvalue

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verb over·val·ue \ˌō-vər-ˈval-(ˌ)yü\

Definition of overvalue

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assign an excessive value to <overvalue a stock>

  3. 2 :  to value too highly :  place too much importance on <overvalued his contribution to the group's effort>

overvaluation

play \ˌō-vər-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən\ noun

Examples of overvalue in a sentence

  1. He overvalues the opinions of his friends.

  2. <some people overvalue material things>

1597

First Known Use of overvalue

1597


OVERVALUE Defined for English Language Learners

overvalue

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verb over·val·ue \ˌō-vər-ˈval-(ˌ)yü\

Definition of overvalue for English Language Learners

  • : to place too high a value on (something)

  • : to give too much importance to (something)


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