Overrate
Overrate O"ver*rate`, n. An excessive rate. [R.] --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

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  • Overrate — O ver*rate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overrating}.] To rate or value too highly; to overestimate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overrate — index magnify, overestimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overrate — (v.) 1610s, from OVER (Cf. over) + RATE (Cf. rate) (v.). Related: Overrated; overrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • overrate — [v] assign too much value, importance assess too highly, build up, exaggerate, exceed, expect too much of, magnify, make too much of*, overassess, overesteem, overestimate, overpraise, overprize, overreckon, oversell, overvalue, rate too highly,… …   New thesaurus

  • overrate — ► VERB ▪ rate more highly than is deserved. DERIVATIVES overrated adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • overrate — [ō΄vər rāt′] vt. overrated, overrating to rate, assess, or estimate too highly …   English World dictionary

  • overrate — /oh veuhr rayt /, v.t., overrated, overrating. to rate or appraise too highly; overestimate: I think you overrate their political influence. [1580 90; OVER + RATE1] Syn. overpraise, overesteem, magnify. * * * …   Universalium

  • overrate — transitive verb Date: 1610 to rate, value, or estimate too highly < overrates his importance to the team > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overrate — verb To esteem too highly; to give greater praise than due …   Wiktionary

  • overrate — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. overvalue, build up, magnify, overestimate; see exaggerate , exceed …   English dictionary for students

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