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overrate

[oh-ver-reyt]
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verb (used with object), o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing.
  1. to rate or appraise too highly; overestimate: I think you overrate their political influence.
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Origin of overrate

First recorded in 1580–90; over- + rate1

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overpraise, overesteem, magnify.
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British Dictionary definitions for overrated

overrate

verb
  1. (tr) to assess too highly
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Word Origin and History for overrated

overrate

v.

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

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