Definition of overrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈrāt/


[with object] (often as adjective overrated)
Have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved: dismissing the work as pompous and overrated
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  • In your opinion, who is the most overrated celebrity today?
  • On the other hand, maybe sanity is overrated, and a decent sabbatical from fiction is just what my brain needs to come up with loads of exciting new ideas.
  • There are those who say that he is overrated on some counts - that he made some bad Beethoven recordings, and so on.
overestimate, overvalue, think too much of, attach too much importance to, praise too highly

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Syllabification: o·ver·rate

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