overrate

[oh-ver-reyt]
verb (used with object), overrated, overrating.
to rate or appraise too highly; overestimate: I think you overrate their political influence.

Origin:
1580–90; over- + rate1


overpraise, overesteem, magnify.
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overrate (ˌəʊvəˈreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to assess too highly

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overrate
1611, from over + rate (v.).
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Example sentences
In my experience college degrees are extremely overrated.
One of its main themes will be that the effect of globalisation has been
  overrated.
The rumors of a weblog nation may be vastly overrated.
College nowadays is no bargain, and is highly overrated.
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