Definitions

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  • adj. To promote excessively.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ promote

Examples

  • Managers also tend to overgrade jobs and overpromote.

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  • In announcing the Lipitor-Crestor Bitter Pill award, PAL stated, "The enormous potential market for these drugs, which patients take (and pay for) for years, has caused our award winners to significantly overpromote their drugs."

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  • ESPN often shows a lackluster interest in sports it or ABC do not have a stake in (Olympics, NASCAR, etc), but they overpromote the events (and non-events) they do have (NFL Draft, poker, darts, etc).

    The agony of the defeat of ABC Sports | EW.com

  • One reservation - let's don't overpromote the place and creat a landslide.

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  • In the face of formidable resistance, these alternative technologies tended to overpromote their cause.

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  • Their stories often overpromote claims, he writes, exaggerate benefits, harm public health

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  • Don't try to overpromote yourself in the first phone call or meeting.

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  • They build university facilities, dictate university courses, overpromote the professors who kiss ass, and they bully the shit out of heretics.

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  • I SAY AGAIN, how much does the “mining” overpromote bristlecones IN THE FINAL HS, versus a SIMPLE AVERAGE or versus “non-mining PCA”. lack of geographic weighting is a DIFFERENT ISSUE…and I damn well won’t let you confound warts.

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