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I think it's this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences.
Katherine Boo

Meaning of "oversell" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OVERSELL

oversell  [ˌəʊvəˈsɛl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OVERSELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oversell is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb oversell in English.

WHAT DOES OVERSELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of oversell in the English dictionary

The first definition of oversell in the dictionary is to sell more of than can be supplied. Other definition of oversell is to use excessively aggressive methods in selling. Oversell is also to exaggerate the merits of.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OVERSELL

PRESENT

Present
I oversell
you oversell
he/she/it oversells
we oversell
you oversell
they oversell
Present continuous
I am overselling
you are overselling
he/she/it is overselling
we are overselling
you are overselling
they are overselling
Present perfect
I have oversold
you have oversold
he/she/it has oversold
we have oversold
you have oversold
they have oversold
Present perfect continuous
I have been overselling
you have been overselling
he/she/it has been overselling
we have been overselling
you have been overselling
they have been overselling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I oversold
you oversold
he/she/it oversold
we oversold
you oversold
they oversold
Past continuous
I was overselling
you were overselling
he/she/it was overselling
we were overselling
you were overselling
they were overselling
Past perfect
I had oversold
you had oversold
he/she/it had oversold
we had oversold
you had oversold
they had oversold
Past perfect continuous
I had been overselling
you had been overselling
he/she/it had been overselling
we had been overselling
you had been overselling
they had been overselling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will oversell
you will oversell
he/she/it will oversell
we will oversell
you will oversell
they will oversell
Future continuous
I will be overselling
you will be overselling
he/she/it will be overselling
we will be overselling
you will be overselling
they will be overselling
Future perfect
I will have oversold
you will have oversold
he/she/it will have oversold
we will have oversold
you will have oversold
they will have oversold
Future perfect continuous
I will have been overselling
you will have been overselling
he/she/it will have been overselling
we will have been overselling
you will have been overselling
they will have been overselling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would oversell
you would oversell
he/she/it would oversell
we would oversell
you would oversell
they would oversell
Conditional continuous
I would be overselling
you would be overselling
he/she/it would be overselling
we would be overselling
you would be overselling
they would be overselling
Conditional perfect
I would have oversell
you would have oversell
he/she/it would have oversell
we would have oversell
you would have oversell
they would have oversell
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been overselling
you would have been overselling
he/she/it would have been overselling
we would have been overselling
you would have been overselling
they would have been overselling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you oversell
we let´s oversell
you oversell
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to oversell
Past participle
oversold
Present Participle
overselling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OVERSELL


carousel
ˌkærəˈsɛl
carrousel
ˌkærəˈsɛl
duxelles
dʌkˈsɛl
excel
ɪkˈsɛl
filoselle
ˌfɪləʊˈsɛl
intercell
ˌɪntəˈsɛl
limacel
ˌlɪməˈsɛl
marcel
mɑːˈsɛl
micell
mɪˈsɛl
nacelle
nəˈsɛl
outsell
ˌaʊtˈsɛl
presell
priːˈsɛl
resell
riːˈsɛl
undersell
ˌʌndəˈsɛl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OVERSELL

overscutched
oversea
overseas
overseas cap
overseas telegram
oversecretion
oversee
overseen
overseer
overseer of the poor
oversensitive
oversensitivity
overserious
overseriously
overservice
overset
oversetting
oversew
oversewn
oversexed

WORDS THAT END LIKE OVERSELL

agreement to sell
ainsell
Bussell
groundsell
hard sell
hard-sell
Jack Russell
Mansell
mis-sell
nainsell
nousell
Russell
sell
soft sell
supersell
unsell
up-sell

Synonyms and antonyms of oversell in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oversell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OVERSELL

Find out the translation of oversell to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oversell from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oversell» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卖空
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exagerar
570 millions of speakers

English

oversell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oversell
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زد مبيعات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

переоценивать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exagerar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oversell
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

survendre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oversell
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

triebenen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誇大
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oversell
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngisi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oversell
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விற்பனை செய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Oversell
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oversell
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oversell
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oversell
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переоцінювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exagerezi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oversell
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oversell
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

SÄLJA
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sell
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oversell

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERSELL»

The term «oversell» is regularly used and occupies the 96.636 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERSELL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oversell

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «OVERSELL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oversell.
1
Katherine Boo
I think it's this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OVERSELL»

Discover the use of oversell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oversell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
English Irregular Verbs: Master 250 irregular verbs in English
OVERSELL Mode Indicative Tense Simple Present Present Perfect Simple Past Past Perfect I oversell have oversold oversold had oversold you oversell have oversold oversold had oversold he/she/it oversells has oversold oversold had ...
TZ-one, 2013
2
Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of ...
[[3]]. POLICY. OVERSELL. AND. POLITICIZATION. NOT. ENOUGH HAS BEEN written about politicization for a conventional wisdom to emerge. Nonetheless, most existing treatments suggest that proximity and personality are critical.
Joshua Rovner
3
Policy Studies Review Annual
The Dangers of Oversell Programs with heavy private sector involvement in design or in actuality should not be oversold and the potential benefits should not be overstated. Such oversell is unrealistic and, what is worse, it creates expectations ...
Ray C. Rist, 1984
4
Pitching Hollywood: How to Sell Your TV and Movie Ideas
DonDonDonDonDon't Oversell 't Oversell 't Oversell 't Oversell 't Oversell An interesting problem could arise when an exec has to pitch your idea up the ladder to his superiors. He may not be as skillful at pitching this particular idea as  ...
Jonathan Koch, Robert Kosberg, Tanya Meurur Norman, 2004
5
Introduction to Nursing Informatics
Their research resulted in identification of the following major factors contributing to resistance: oversell by vendors, unrealistic expectations, changing traditional practices, insufficient nursing involvement, fear of embracing ...
Kathryn J. Hannah, Marion Ball, Margaret J.A. Edwards, 2007
6
Rules of Engagement
This can lead to one of the great recruitment bear traps, the tendency to oversell the job in the hope of snaring the candidate. In the heady days of the late 1990s this was a regular occurrence. It is not a good idea. Any smart new employee will  ...
Mike Johnson, 2004
7
START Makes Sense Despite Oversell
oversell. BULLETINS " DON'T HIT CLEAN UP YOUR MESS. —Robert Fulghum. An April 3 report in the Washington Post by Jeffrey Smith sent nervous tremors through the arms control community. The impending START (strategic arms ...
8
Finding Your Sales Bones
permitted me the time necessary to perform major damage control and undo the “ oversell”. The moral of this is story is donʼt oversell, donʼt let others oversell for you, and donʼt slap the hand that is trying to hand you the check. Section Two: ...
Larry D. Stern, 2004
9
Facebook for Small Business: A Beginners Guide Setting Up a ...
oversell). Facebook is successful because it helps people engage with each other. Your Facebook should be more than a static webpage/ brochure. This is a sure recipe for disaster. You should do your best to interact with customers, ...
GadChick, 2011
10
Technical Writing One Hundred One
oversell. Many job-hunting books tell you to sell yourself in the interview. You do need to do that, but don't overdo it. In addition to convincing the employer that you're right for the job, the interview is also an opportunity for you to assess ...
Alan S. Pringle, Sarah O'Keefe, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OVERSELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oversell is used in the context of the following news items.
1
After 25 years with the ADA, progress, but more to do
“I can't oversell it enough,” said David D'Arcangelo, director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability. “It's a very significant piece of legislation. «Wicked Local Hopkinton, Jul 15»
2
Will green improvements boost your home's value?
Then there are the agents who purposely oversell them, in what's known as “green washing.” “We need standardization of green language, ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
3
No single answer to best ensuring pipeline safety, say experts
He and Hudema agree the applicants for new lines such as Energy East and Northern Gateway (Enbridge) oversell leak-detection as a safety ... «Yahoo News Canada, Jul 15»
4
The hustle and heart of M!KEATTACK, the man making Las Vegas …
They oversell the music. It has to come naturally, and it does with him. He knows exactly what level the crowd is at.” In an industry and city that ... «Las Vegas Weekly, Jul 15»
5
No More Bad Players: The Colorado Rockies Should Sign Good …
It's called the classic oversell in the sales world and since a lot of fans are salesman you guys should understand this. Let me explain, basically ... «Rox Pile, Jul 15»
6
What You Need to Know About Your New Audience: Gen Z
But a word of caution: do not oversell, over market, or oversaturate Gen Z. They are self-educated and have no time for jargon or nonsense. «BizBash, Jul 15»
7
Character is critical ingredient for any organization
In the end, the lack of character allows executives to oversell their strengths, dismiss their faults and use employees to handle their dirty work. «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
8
Manhattan's Hottest Rooftop Has A Sunset With No Sun
You might be able to catch "glimpses of the light over the Hudson River," but that's probably an oversell. Really, you've got sculptural chairs and ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
10 Practical Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Opera Singers
... about people or things in the industry that annoy you, and don't attempt to oversell yourself or your professional page to your circle of friends. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
What's Your EQ And Why It Matters
I don't oversell, and I don't undersell. Just the facts. Employees want to know where they stand, so I work hard to win points by being honest. «Pulse, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oversell [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oversell>. Jul 2020 ».
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