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[oh-ver-val-yoo] /ˌoʊ vərˈvæl yu/
verb (used with object), overvalued, overvaluing.
to value too highly; put too high a value on:
They should be careful not to overvalue the property.
Origin of overvalue
1590-1600; over- + value
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overvaluation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We treat all these things as ideals in themselves, overvalue them ridiculously.
  • The minority opinion advised that one must not overvalue the significance of the faculty's influence on academic affairs.
  • Investors justifiably wish not to overvalue firms whose fundamentals are driven by aggressive, self-serving accounting.
  • Investment companies can be under pressure to overvalue the securities in their portfolio.
  • For example, lower levels of government might overvalue the importance of attracting business investment to their jurisdiction.

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