transitive verb Date: 1597 to assign an excessive or fictitious value to • overvaluation noun

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  • overvalue — o‧ver‧val‧ue [ˌəʊvəˈvæljuː ǁ ˌoʊvər ] verb [transitive] if you overvalue something, you give it a value that is too high: • The accounting firm wrongly permitted the company to overvalue its junk bonds. * * * overvalue UK US /ˌəʊvəˈvæljuː/ verb… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overvalue — O ver*val ue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overvalued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overvaluing}.] 1. To value excessively; to rate at too high a price. To overvalue human power. Holyday. [1913 Webster] 2. To exceed in value. [R.] H. Brooke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • overvalue — [ō΄vər val′yo͞o] vt. overvalued, overvaluing 1. to value too high, or above the actual worth 2. to regard or esteem too highly overvaluation n …   English World dictionary

  • overvalue — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)væ̱ljuː[/t]] overvalues, overvaluing, overvalued VERB To overvalue something, often a cost or rate of exchange, means to fix its value at too high a level compared with other similar things. [V n] ...a rate which does not overvalue… …   English dictionary

  • overvalue — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈvæljuː] / US [ˌoʊvərˈvælju] verb [transitive] Word forms overvalue : present tense I/you/we/they overvalue he/she/it overvalues present participle overvaluing past tense overvalued past participle overvalued 1) to give something a… …   English dictionary

  • overvalue — overvaluation, n. /oh veuhr val yooh/, v.t., overvalued, overvaluing. to value too highly; put too high a value on: They should be careful not to overvalue the property. [1590 1600; OVER + VALUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • overvalue — verb To assign an excessive value to something …   Wiktionary

  • overvalue — Synonyms and related words: adore, cherish, exaggerate, idealize, idolize, overappraise, overassess, overcalculate, overcount, overesteem, overestimate, overmeasure, overprize, overrate, overreact to, overreckon, overstate, prize, treasure,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overvalue — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. overrate, magnify, overestimate, overemphasize; see exaggerate , exceed , overdo 1 …   English dictionary for students

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