Definition of overvalue in English:

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overvalue

Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈvaljuː/

verb (overvalues, overvaluing, overvalued)

[with object]
1Overestimate the importance of: intelligence can be overvalued
More 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 dollar
More 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.

Derivatives

overvaluation

noun
Example sentences
  • 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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