American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To assign too high a value to: overvalued the painting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set too great value on; rate at too high a price: as, to overvalue a house; to overvalue one's self.
- To exceed in value.
- v. To assign an excessive value to something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To value excessively; to rate at too high a price.
- v. rare To exceed in value.
- v. assign too high a value to
“The actual overvalue is not an Issue, because Stock Market and Production values accurately reflect the true worth.”
“To me, the commodity that we consistently overvalue is money, and what we undervalue is our precious and irreplaceable time.”
“When you read stories that the Yuan is "overvalued by 40%", or whatever, how is that "overvalue" determined?”
“And even if she is right that many readers "don't care" about the matters of technique and style she says critics often "overvalue," does this mean critics should abandon more purely literary standards for the vague and untroubled standards she attributes to her infantilized common readers?”
“Historically, Royal Caribbean hits "overvalue" when it yields 0.6%, which at the current dividend corresponds to a $58 share price, so the stock has a lot of room to run.”
“And you certainly "overvalue" them when you worship them for being certain things rather than doing certain things. my own view of why civilization seems to be crumbling under our feet; although that remains my answer to the question today.”
“One of the dangers of the old privacy ways – in print-on-paper days – "was the risk that people would seriously overvalue the importance of relatively minor instances of private misconduct".”
“This will seriously overvalue the number of "employed" people and under-record the number of students, older school pupils, home-builders, disabled people and carers; how can such skewed data be used for the accurate planning of education and health services?”
“It has led us to devalue the specific skills of the craftsman, and overvalue the general knowledge of the office worker.”
“In "The Social Animal," Mr. Brooks tries to meet this challenge and to advance a broad thesis: that we overvalue cognition, analytical reasoning and autonomous will as the motors of success and undervalue emotion, intuition and social influence.”
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