verb (overvalues, overvaluing, overvalued)[with object]
- 1Overestimate the importance of: intelligence can be overvaluedMore example sentences
- Maybe I overvalued the importance of Internet life, but I like the pleasure of browsing the Internet on my own.
- The narrator has overvalued the importance of this tiny insect.
- Because in our culture we overvalue the intellect, we imagine that to become enlightened demands extraordinary intelligence.
- 1.1Fix the value of (something, especially a currency) at too high a level: sterling was overvalued against the dollarMore example sentences
- The main reason for this is that by artificially undervaluing its own currency, and therefore overvaluing the dollar, China artificially stimulates its manufacturing exports.
- True, the dollar is undoubtedly overvalued against the euro.
- He painted an acute picture of how many entrepreneurs overvalue their businesses.
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- Countries followed imprudent policies that favored monopolistic crony capitalists, inflation that magnified poverty and currency overvaluation.
- The house price-earnings ratio is at least 30% above its long-run average, too big an overvaluation to be worked off gradually.
- There can be overvaluation of specific shares.
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