overpraise


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o·ver·praise

 (ō′vər-prāz′)
tr.v. o·ver·praised, o·ver·prais·ing, o·ver·prais·es
To praise excessively.

overpraise

(ˌəʊvəˈpreɪz)
vb (tr)
to praise or commend excessively

overpraise


Past participle: overpraised
Gerund: overpraising

Imperative
overpraise
overpraise
Present
I overpraise
you overpraise
he/she/it overpraises
we overpraise
you overpraise
they overpraise
Preterite
I overpraised
you overpraised
he/she/it overpraised
we overpraised
you overpraised
they overpraised
Present Continuous
I am overpraising
you are overpraising
he/she/it is overpraising
we are overpraising
you are overpraising
they are overpraising
Present Perfect
I have overpraised
you have overpraised
he/she/it has overpraised
we have overpraised
you have overpraised
they have overpraised
Past Continuous
I was overpraising
you were overpraising
he/she/it was overpraising
we were overpraising
you were overpraising
they were overpraising
Past Perfect
I had overpraised
you had overpraised
he/she/it had overpraised
we had overpraised
you had overpraised
they had overpraised
Future
I will overpraise
you will overpraise
he/she/it will overpraise
we will overpraise
you will overpraise
they will overpraise
Future Perfect
I will have overpraised
you will have overpraised
he/she/it will have overpraised
we will have overpraised
you will have overpraised
they will have overpraised
Future Continuous
I will be overpraising
you will be overpraising
he/she/it will be overpraising
we will be overpraising
you will be overpraising
they will be overpraising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overpraising
you have been overpraising
he/she/it has been overpraising
we have been overpraising
you have been overpraising
they have been overpraising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overpraising
you will have been overpraising
he/she/it will have been overpraising
we will have been overpraising
you will have been overpraising
they will have been overpraising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overpraising
you had been overpraising
he/she/it had been overpraising
we had been overpraising
you had been overpraising
they had been overpraising
Conditional
I would overpraise
you would overpraise
he/she/it would overpraise
we would overpraise
you would overpraise
they would overpraise
Past Conditional
I would have overpraised
you would have overpraised
he/she/it would have overpraised
we would have overpraised
you would have overpraised
they would have overpraised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overpraise - praise excessively
overdo, exaggerate - do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
Translations

overpraise

[ˌəʊvəˈpreɪz] VTelogiar demasiado
References in classic literature ?
Some make fun of it, some overpraise, and nearly all insist that I had a deep theory to expound, when I only wrote it for the pleasure and the money.
The concern about overpraise, coddling and clearing all obstacles is legitimate, but it's a separate issue.
'You don't want to overpraise their work because you don't want to turn the rehearsal space into a place they run to in order to receive praise,' he said.
In narrating this felicitous story, Ballantyne does not overpraise, describing Hollings as a 'moderate segregationist' who fought integration in the courts and then accepted it by ushering in moderate integration 'with dignity.'
In case it's not entirely persuasive--and I'm as skeptical toward overpraise of any current moment as I am of unearned nostalgia for a halcyon past--there is this to chew on, as I think back on my formative years as a playgoer and critic in the 1990s and early aughts.
Chesterton, with his incredibly clear vision, wrote that whereas in ages past common folk would often overpraise rich people to their face, thus revealing in some sort of way their adulation was untrue, helping the rich ground themselves in reality, today we pretend we exalt an entrepreneur's or CEO's business style or his alleged "humble" clothing (funny, I always thought there was something hypocritical about some the new politicians who instead of wearing suits now walk around in shirts pretending they are everyday Joes), while feigning we don't extol them for their moneymaking arts.
But states ought not overpraise it uncritically or demand rote adherence to it.
There's no way to overpraise the nine men and one woman (Leighton Meester, holding her own nicely as the femme fatale) in this ensemble who bring Steinbeck's characters to life.
"There is a song which tells his rags-to-riches story then he meets Sinitta and she tells him, 'One day you will be fabulous.' "It's damning with overpraise." Hill told the Christmas issue of the mag, which is sold by homeless people all over the world, his 2014 resolution is "to get some stuff off the ground where I am not in it", the musical being the first example.
Many teachers are tempted to overpraise students for mediocre performance, especially students who face negative stereotypes, so as to appear unbiased and boost student self-esteem (Harber, Gorman, Gengaro, & Butisingh, in press).
I don't wish to overpraise it: It has soft spots; it frequently deals with material covered in better books; you will not confuse the author's modest prose with Nabokov's.