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1. overestimate

verb. ['ˌoʊvɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt'] make too high an estimate of.

Synonyms

  • overrate
  • overcapitalize
  • overcapitalise

Antonyms

  • lightness
  • black
  • light
  • white

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Overestimate

  • underestimate

Sentences with overestimate


1. Verb, base form
You also don't want to overestimate your tax obligation and have your employer withhold too much money.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Sometimes owners overestimate the value of their homes and place them for sale for more than they're worth.

Quotes about overestimate


1. There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate - not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not at all.
- Oscar Wilde

2. Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.
- Bill Gates

3. God does not give us more than we can handle,"I am told but I wonder if God doesn't overestimate me just a little. Or perhaps, and this is likely, I underestimate God.
- Julia Cameron, Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance

2. overestimate

noun. ['ˌoʊvɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt'] an appraisal that is too high.

Synonyms

  • estimation
  • appraisal
  • overappraisal
  • overestimation
  • estimate

Antonyms

  • worthlessness
  • criticize
  • disesteem
  • look down on

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. overestimate

noun. ['ˌoʊvɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt'] a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high.

Synonyms

  • approximation
  • estimation
  • idea
  • overrating
  • overestimation
  • estimate

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • conception
  • misconception
  • importance

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. overestimate

verb. ['ˌoʊvɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt'] assign too high a value to.

Synonyms

  • overvalue

Antonyms

  • undervalue
  • darkness

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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