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o·ver·es·ti·mate

 (ō′vər-ĕs′tə-māt′)
tr.v. o·ver·es·ti·mat·ed, o·ver·es·ti·mat·ing, o·ver·es·ti·mates
1. To estimate too highly.
2. To esteem too greatly.

o′ver·es′ti·mate (-mĭt) n.
o′ver·es′ti·ma′tion n.

overestimate

vb
(tr) to value or estimate too highly
n
an estimate that is too high
ˌoverˌestiˈmation n

o•ver•es•ti•mate

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. ˈoʊ vərˈɛs tə mɪt)

v. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to estimate at too high a value, amount, or rate.
2. to hold in too great esteem; overrate.
n.
3. an estimate that is too high.
[1815–25]
o′ver•es`ti•ma′tion, n.

overestimate


Past participle: overestimated
Gerund: overestimating

Imperative
overestimate
overestimate
Present
I overestimate
you overestimate
he/she/it overestimates
we overestimate
you overestimate
they overestimate
Preterite
I overestimated
you overestimated
he/she/it overestimated
we overestimated
you overestimated
they overestimated
Present Continuous
I am overestimating
you are overestimating
he/she/it is overestimating
we are overestimating
you are overestimating
they are overestimating
Present Perfect
I have overestimated
you have overestimated
he/she/it has overestimated
we have overestimated
you have overestimated
they have overestimated
Past Continuous
I was overestimating
you were overestimating
he/she/it was overestimating
we were overestimating
you were overestimating
they were overestimating
Past Perfect
I had overestimated
you had overestimated
he/she/it had overestimated
we had overestimated
you had overestimated
they had overestimated
Future
I will overestimate
you will overestimate
he/she/it will overestimate
we will overestimate
you will overestimate
they will overestimate
Future Perfect
I will have overestimated
you will have overestimated
he/she/it will have overestimated
we will have overestimated
you will have overestimated
they will have overestimated
Future Continuous
I will be overestimating
you will be overestimating
he/she/it will be overestimating
we will be overestimating
you will be overestimating
they will be overestimating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overestimating
you have been overestimating
he/she/it has been overestimating
we have been overestimating
you have been overestimating
they have been overestimating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overestimating
you will have been overestimating
he/she/it will have been overestimating
we will have been overestimating
you will have been overestimating
they will have been overestimating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overestimating
you had been overestimating
he/she/it had been overestimating
we had been overestimating
you had been overestimating
they had been overestimating
Conditional
I would overestimate
you would overestimate
he/she/it would overestimate
we would overestimate
you would overestimate
they would overestimate
Past Conditional
I would have overestimated
you would have overestimated
he/she/it would have overestimated
we would have overestimated
you would have overestimated
they would have overestimated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overestimate - an appraisal that is too high
estimation, appraisal, estimate - a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
2.overestimate - a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
Verb1.overestimate - make too high an estimate of; "He overestimated his own powers"
misjudge - judge incorrectly
overcapitalise, overcapitalize - overestimate the market value of; "overcapitalize a property"
underrate, underestimate - make too low an estimate of; "he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
2.overestimate - assign too high a value to; "You are overestimating the value of your old car"
value - fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
underestimate, undervalue - assign too low a value to; "Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"

overestimate

verb exaggerate, magnify, inflate, amplify, exalt, overstate, overemphasize, blow out of all proportion, make a production (out) of (informal), make a federal case of (U.S. informal) We must not overestimate the significance of this result.
Translations
يُغَالِي فِي الْتَقْدِيرِيُغالي في تَقْدير
přecenit
overvurdere
yliarvioida
precijeniti
túlbecsül
ofmeta
過大評価する
과대 평가하다
pervertinti
pārvērtēt, novērtēt par augstu
preceniti
överskatta
ประเมินมากเกินไป
değerlendirmede abartmakgözünde büyütmek
đánh giá quá cao

overestimate

A. [ˌəʊvərˈestɪmɪt] Nsobre(e)stimación f, estimación f excesiva (Fin) → presupuesto m excesivo
B. [ˌəʊvərˈestɪmeɪt] VT [+ importance, value, cost, person] → sobre(e)stimar
to overestimate one's strength/abilitycreerse uno más fuerte/capaz de lo que es

overestimate

[ˌəʊvərˈɛstɪmeɪt]
vtsurestimer
[ˌəʊvərˈɛstɪmət] n (= figure) → surestimation f

overestimate

[ˌəʊvərˈɛstɪˌmeɪt] vt (value, amount) → sovrastimare (fig) (person, qualities) → sopravvalutare

overestimate

(əuvərˈestimeit) verb
to estimate, judge etc (something) to be greater, larger or more important than it is. He overestimates his own ability.

overestimate

يُغَالِي فِي الْتَقْدِيرِ přecenit overvurdere überschätzen υπερεκτιμώ sobrestimar yliarvioida surestimer precijeniti sopravvalutare 過大評価する 과대 평가하다 overschatten overvurdering przecenić wartość sobrestimar, superestimar переоценивать överskatta ประเมินมากเกินไป gözünde büyütmek đánh giá quá cao 估计过高
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