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overestimate

[ verb oh-ver-es-tuh-meyt; noun oh-ver-es-tuh-mit ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞蓻s t蓹藢me瑟t; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藞蓻s t蓹 m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路es路ti路mat路ed, o路ver路es路ti路mat路ing.
to estimate at too high a value, amount, rate, or the like: Don't overestimate the car's trade-in value.
to hold in too great esteem or to expect too much from: Don't overestimate him鈥攈e's no smarter than you are.
noun
an estimate that is too high.
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Origin of overestimate

First recorded in 1815鈥25; over- + estimate

OTHER WORDS FROM overestimate

o路ver路es路ti路ma路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overestimate

overestimate

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹r藞蓻st瑟藢me瑟t)
(tr) to value or estimate too highly
noun (藢蓹蕣v蓹r藞蓻st瑟m瑟t)
an estimate that is too high

Derived forms of overestimate

overestimation, noun
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