from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To value too highly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To prize excessively; to overvalue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To prize excessively; to overvalue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To value or prize at too high a rate.
- To surpass in value.
But take heed withal, lest that whilst thou dust settle thy contentment in things present, thou grow in time so to overprize them, as that the want of them (whensoever it shall so fall out) should be a trouble and a vexation unto thee.
Not that he designed to oblige us to a strict imitation of him in this particular; for he might, and we may lawfully possess and enjoy these things: but to teach us not to overprize them, not to seek them too earnestly, nor love them inordinately.
“Well! your worship,” quoth Yeo, “it may be that being a gunner I overprize guns.
"Well! your worship," quoth Yeo, "it may be that being a gunner I overprize guns.