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overvalue

[oh-ver-val-yoo]
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verb (used with object), o·ver·val·ued, o·ver·val·u·ing.
  1. to value too highly; put too high a value on: They should be careful not to overvalue the property.
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Origin of overvalue

First recorded in 1590–1600; over- + value
Related formso·ver·val·u·a·tion, noun
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for overvalue

Historical Examples

  • And as a fiction of science, it would be difficult to overvalue this invention.

    Aids to Reflection

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • I may overvalue your aid, but not the affection from which it comes.

  • To this end, overvalue not any private or singular opinions of your own or others.

  • It stakes us happy to overvalue each other; let us keep that illusion.

    Master Olof

    August Strindberg

  • We overvalue intellectual as compared with moral and emotional gifts.