Definition of over-educate in English:

over-educate

verb

  • To educate to a higher academic level than is necessary or desirable. Occasionally reflexive.

Pronunciation

over-educate

/ˌəʊvərˈɛdjʊkeɪt/ /ˌəʊvərˈɛdʒʊkeɪt/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New England Magazine. From over- + educate.