overrate overrate  /ˌoʊ vər ˈreɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make too high an estimate of

Usage(s):

  1. Critics routinely overrate movies that are indifferent examples of endangered genres that the critics loved when they were kids.
  2. The same goes for Borat's imaginary Kazakhstan: he is making fun not of Kazakhs but of ignorant Westerners who overrate their own cultures.
  3. It is possible to overrate the density of Friedrich's allegories.

News

  • Samsung slammed with downgrades as Galaxy S4 ‘marketing charm’ fades

    It hasn’t taken long for Wall Street’s earlier irrational exuberance over Samsung’s prospects to turn into pessimistic doomsaying. Reuters reports that many formerly bullish analysts are openly admitting that they were caught up in the hype surrounding the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S4, which caused them to overrate the company’s future earnings potential. Now they’re estimating Galaxy S4 sales ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I don't think David wants my empathy, to be honest with you," Paul Goydos said. "He's a good man. He's well-read. He's smart. I think he's as happy as he's ever been in his life with his family situation. Sometimes, I think we overrate the...
    on May 14, 2008 By: Paul Goydos Source: USA Today

  2. "People tend to overrate risk on a personal level," Musk told an interviewer in 2008.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Elon Musk Source: Reuters (press release)

  3. "You can't overrate this win," said center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. "It's a good win, but we've got a long way to go."
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Zydrunas Ilgauskas Source: SportingNews.com

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