overvalue overvalue  /ˈoʊ vər ˌvæl ju/


  • (v) assign too high a value to


  1. Some other time we'll munch on the reasons that critics, nestled in the comfort of their intellectual splendor, overvalue works that say life stinks.
  2. And he had seen too much blood and brick dust to overvalue bouquets.
  3. Men were similarly encouraged to overvalue and romanticize women.


  • 3 steps to success: Raiders have to find quarterback, stick to offensive identity

    The theme of the offseason has been simple: purge poor contracts and get back in the black. Oakland made a point to overvalue and overspend over the past decade, and though a lot of talent is leaving the team, they're making the changes necessary to get closer to long-term sustainability.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "Loss is not the opposite of gain," explained study author Brian Knutson, an assistant professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University. "They are two separate things, because people tend to overvalue the...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Brian Knutson Source: U.S. News & World Report

  2. Myners described Ceiops' move as, "a fundamental step forward", but he said more needs to be done. "We need to make sure we do not overvalue the risks associated with annuity liabilities, thus requiring overly prudent levels of capital....
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Paul Myners Source: Risk.net

  3. According to RIA Novosti, Yushchenko, speaking at the end of a GUAM summit in Kiev, said: "It is hard to overvalue cooperation between our countries in the field of security given the current conditions, with the threats of terrorism, aggressive...
    on May 23, 2006 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: Today.Az

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