overrate


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o·ver·rate

 (ō′vər-rāt′)
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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overrate

(ˌəʊvəˈreɪt)
vb
(tr) to assess too highly
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o•ver•rate

(ˌoʊ vərˈreɪt)

v.t. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
to rate or appraise too highly.
[1580–90]
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overrate


Past participle: overrated
Gerund: overrating

Imperative
overrate
overrate
Present
I overrate
you overrate
he/she/it overrates
we overrate
you overrate
they overrate
Preterite
I overrated
you overrated
he/she/it overrated
we overrated
you overrated
they overrated
Present Continuous
I am overrating
you are overrating
he/she/it is overrating
we are overrating
you are overrating
they are overrating
Present Perfect
I have overrated
you have overrated
he/she/it has overrated
we have overrated
you have overrated
they have overrated
Past Continuous
I was overrating
you were overrating
he/she/it was overrating
we were overrating
you were overrating
they were overrating
Past Perfect
I had overrated
you had overrated
he/she/it had overrated
we had overrated
you had overrated
they had overrated
Future
I will overrate
you will overrate
he/she/it will overrate
we will overrate
you will overrate
they will overrate
Future Perfect
I will have overrated
you will have overrated
he/she/it will have overrated
we will have overrated
you will have overrated
they will have overrated
Future Continuous
I will be overrating
you will be overrating
he/she/it will be overrating
we will be overrating
you will be overrating
they will be overrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overrating
you have been overrating
he/she/it has been overrating
we have been overrating
you have been overrating
they have been overrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overrating
you will have been overrating
he/she/it will have been overrating
we will have been overrating
you will have been overrating
they will have been overrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overrating
you had been overrating
he/she/it had been overrating
we had been overrating
you had been overrating
they had been overrating
Conditional
I would overrate
you would overrate
he/she/it would overrate
we would overrate
you would overrate
they would overrate
Past Conditional
I would have overrated
you would have overrated
he/she/it would have overrated
we would have overrated
you would have overrated
they would have overrated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overrate - make too high an estimate of; "He overestimated his own powers"
misjudge - judge incorrectly
overcapitalise, overcapitalize - overestimate the market value of; "overcapitalize a property"
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overrate

verb overestimate, glorify, overvalue, oversell, make too much of, rate too highly, assess too highly, overpraise, exaggerate the worth of, overprize, think or expect too much of, think too highly of, attach to much importance to I think you're overrating him if you call him a genius.
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Translations
يُغالي في تَقْدير
overvurdere
ofmeta
pārvērtēt

overrate

[ˌəʊvəˈreɪt] VTsobrevalorar, sobre(e)stimar
I think his success has been overratedcreo que sus logros se han sobrevalorado or sobre(e)stimado
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overrate

[ˌəʊvərˈreɪt] vtsurestimer
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overrate

[ˌəʊvəˈreɪt] vtsopravvalutare
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overrate

(əuvəˈreit) verb
to think that something is better, stronger, more valuable etc than it really is. Her beauty is overrated.
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References in classic literature ?
"Don't you think men overrate the necessity for humoring everybody's nonsense, till they get despised by the very fools they humor?" said Lydgate, moving to Mr.
A number of species, however, keeping in a body might remain for a long period unchanged, whilst within this same period, several of these species, by migrating into new countries and coming into competition with foreign associates, might become modified; so that we must not overrate the accuracy of organic change as a measure of time.
Nay, it is greatly overrated; and it is our selfishness which overrates it.
NOTTINGHAM -- Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed fined 20 percent of his match fee for a minor overrate offence during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match against England at Trent Bridge.
The MP then asked why consultants overrate the costs for 30-40%.