over·​val·​ue | \ ˌō-vər-ˈval-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce overvalue (audio) \
overvalued; overvaluing; overvalues

Definition of overvalue

transitive verb

1 : to assign an excessive value to overvalue a stock
2 : to value too highly : place too much importance on overvalued his contribution to the group's effort

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overvaluation \ ˌō-​vər-​ˌval-​yə-​ˈwā-​shən How to pronounce overvalue (audio) \ noun

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Examples of overvalue in a Sentence

He overvalues the opinions of his friends. some people overvalue material things
Recent Examples on the Web First of all, the role of Americans here, the importance is impossible to overvalue. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Baltic partner describes robust NATO alliance, Belarus and Russia deterrence challenges," 8 Oct. 2020 The tendency is to overvalue what a rookie can do in his first season, and this draft class will have missed invaluable time with coaches and teammates. David Dorey, USA TODAY, "Fantasy football draft strategies that will help you dominate your league in 2020," 28 Aug. 2020 To get an idea of how under- or overvalued a stock is, compare its price to other measures, such as its earnings, sales or cash flow. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: Disney is built for the long run," 10 May 2020 Blue Apron is a company that is significantly overvalued only because of what is going on because of the coronavirus. Andres Guerra Luz, Bloomberg.com, "Blue Apron Fends Off Obscurity in Another 15 Minutes of Fame," 10 May 2020 When selecting stocks for the fund, co-portfolio manager Laura Destribats says the team looks for businesses that are exposed to millennial themes but are also quality companies that aren’t overvalued. Ksenia Galouchko, Bloomberg.com, "Goldman Sachs Fund Bets on Millennial Stocks to Navigate Turmoil," 7 May 2020 In other words, stocks were overvalued and a decline was warranted. Matt Egan, CNN, "US stocks are nearing a bear market. Here's what caused the last 12 bears," 9 Mar. 2020 Data suggest stocks may be overvalued, even with today’s low interest rates. WSJ, "Investing in Funds & ETFs," 2 Jan. 2020 Losses to Minnesota and Ohio State revealed Penn State’s weaknesses and proved the Nittany Lions were overvalued in early November, when their record peaked at 8-0. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten power rankings: Ohio State vs. Michigan football pits 1 vs. 2," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of overvalue

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of overvalue was in 1597

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“Overvalue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overvalue. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of overvalue

: to place too high a value on (something)
: to give too much importance to (something)

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