overrate

[ oh-ver-reyt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈreɪt /

verb (used with object), o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing.

to rate or appraise too highly; overestimate: I think you overrate their political influence.

Nearby words

  1. overproud,
  2. overqualified,
  3. overquick,
  4. overrake,
  5. overran,
  6. overreach,
  7. overreact,
  8. overrefine,
  9. overrefinement,
  10. overreliance

Origin of overrate

First recorded in 1580–90; over- + rate1

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British Dictionary definitions for overrate

overrate

/ (ˌəʊvəˈreɪt) /

verb

(tr) to assess too highly
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Word Origin and History for overrate

overrate

v.

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

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