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overrate

[oh-ver-reyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈreɪt/
verb (used with object), overrated, overrating.
1.
to rate or appraise too highly; overestimate:
I think you overrate their political influence.
Origin of overrate
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; over- + rate1
Synonyms
overpraise, overesteem, magnify.
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overrate

/ˌəʊvəˈreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to assess too highly
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overrate

v.

1610s, from over- + rate (v.). Related: Overrated; overrating.

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