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overestimate definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an appraisal that is too high [syn: overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation, overappraisal]
2: a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high [syn: overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning] v
1: make too high an estimate of; "He overestimated his own powers" [syn: overestimate, overrate] [ant: underestimate, underrate]
2: assign too high a value to; "You are overestimating the value of your old car" [syn: overvalue, overestimate] [ant: underestimate, undervalue]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. (also absol.) form too high an estimate of (a person, ability, cost, etc.). --n. too high an estimate. Derivatives: overestimation n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overestimate O`ver*es"ti*mate, v. t. To estimate too highly; to overvalue.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overestimate O`ver*es"ti*mate, n. An estimate that is too high; as, an overestimate of the vote.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(overestimated) 1. If you say that someone overestimates something, you mean that they think it is greater in amount or importance than it really is. With hindsight, he was overestimating their desire for peace. ? underestimate VERB: V n, also V Overestimate is also a noun. Average earnings in the South East were about 59,000, although that may be an overestimate. N-COUNT overestimation ...excessive overestimation of one's own importance. ? underestimation N-SING: also no det, usu N of n 2. If you say that something cannot be overestimated, you are emphasizing that you think it is very important. The importance of participating in the life of the country cannot be overestimated... It is hard to overestimate the potential gains from this process. VERB: with brd-neg, be V-ed, V n [emphasis] 3. If you overestimate someone, you think that they have more of a skill or quality than they really have. I think you overestimate me, Fred. ? underestimate VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Overvalue, overprize, overrate, make too much of.

Moby Thesaurus

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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