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Meaning of OVERESTIMATE

Pronunciation:  `owvur'estu`mit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
  2. [n]  an appraisal that is too high
  3. [v]  make too high an estimate of; "He overestimated his own powers"
  4. [v]  assign too high a value to; "You are overestimating the value of your old car"
 

OVERESTIMATE is a 12 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: overappraisal, overestimation, overestimation, overrate, overrating, overreckoning, overvaluation, overvalue
 
 Antonyms: underestimate, underrate, undervalue
 
 See Also: appraisal, approximation, estimate, estimate, estimation, estimation, idea, misjudge, overcapitalise, overcapitalize, value

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*es"ti*mate\, v. t.
    To estimate too highly; to overvalue.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*es"ti*mate\, n.
    An estimate that is too high; as, an overestimate of the
    vote.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry too far, draw the longbow, exaggerate, exaggeration, go to extremes, hyperbolize, idealize, idolize, lay it on, magnify, make much of, overappraisal, overappraise, overassess, overassessment, overcalculate, overcalculation, overcharge, overcommend, overcount, overdo, overdraw, overesteem, overestimation, overlaud, overmeasure, overpraise, overprize, overrate, overrating, overreach, overreact, overreact to, overreaction, overreckon, overreckoning, oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstatement, overstress, overvaluation, overvalue, pile it on, puff, stretch, stretch the truth, talk big, talk in superlatives, tout, travesty
 

 

 

 

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