/ˌəυvə'vælju:/ verb
to give a higher value to something or someone than is right
these shares are overvalued at £1.25 the shares are worth less than the £1.25 for which they are selling
the pound is overvalued against the dollar the exchange rate gives too many dollars to the pound, considering the strength of the two countries’ economies
‘…the fact that sterling has been overvalued for the past three years shows that currencies can remain above their fair value for very long periods’ [Investors Chronicle]

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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  • Overvalue — O ver*val ue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overvalued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overvaluing}.] 1. To value excessively; to rate at too high a price. To overvalue human power. Holyday. [1913 Webster] 2. To exceed in value. [R.] H. Brooke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overvalue — index magnify, overestimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overvalue — [ō΄vər val′yo͞o] vt. overvalued, overvaluing 1. to value too high, or above the actual worth 2. to regard or esteem too highly overvaluation n …   English World dictionary

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  • overvalue — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈvæljuː] / US [ˌoʊvərˈvælju] verb [transitive] Word forms overvalue : present tense I/you/we/they overvalue he/she/it overvalues present participle overvaluing past tense overvalued past participle overvalued 1) to give something a… …   English dictionary

  • overvalue — overvaluation, n. /oh veuhr val yooh/, v.t., overvalued, overvaluing. to value too highly; put too high a value on: They should be careful not to overvalue the property. [1590 1600; OVER + VALUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • overvalue — transitive verb Date: 1597 to assign an excessive or fictitious value to • overvaluation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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