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Pronunciation:  `owvur'estu`mit

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
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