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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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Words that Rhyme with Overestimate

  • underestimate

Example sentences of the word 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 containing the word 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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