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tr.v. o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing, o·ver·rates
To overestimate the merits of; rate too highly.
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Noun1.overrating - a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
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It is beyond price, which you will acknowledge is a terrific overrating, but which I cannot help, for it is the life that is in me that makes the rating.
Gonzalez won his last match against Roddick in Vienna last year, but it's still possible that the layers are slightly overrating the Chilean after his three-set triumph over Federer on Monday.
Intelligence is, after all, more art than science, and the CIA was certainly not alone either in failing to foresee 9-11 or in overrating Hussein's WMD capability.