Definitions for overestimateˌoʊ vərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; ˈoʊ vərˈɛs tə mɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•es•ti•mateˌoʊ vərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; ˈoʊ vərˈɛs tə mɪt(v.; n.)-mat•ed, -mat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to estimate at too high a value, amount, or rate.

  2. to hold in too great esteem; overrate.

  3. (n.)an estimate that is too high.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation, overappraisal(noun)

    an appraisal that is too high

  2. overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning(verb)

    a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

  3. overestimate, overrate(verb)

    make too high an estimate of

    "He overestimated his own powers"

  4. overvalue, overestimate(verb)

    assign too high a value to

    "You are overestimating the value of your old car"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overestimate(verb)ˌoʊ vərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. ˈoʊ vərˈɛs tə mɪt

    ≠ underestimate

    We overestimated the number of guests.


  1. overestimate(Verb)

    to judge too highly

    Experts overestimate the level of harm of cigarettes.

Translations for overestimate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to estimate, judge etc (something) to be greater, larger or more important than it is

He overestimates his own ability.

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