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English noun: estimate

1. estimate (cognition) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

SamplesAn estimate of what it would cost.
A rough idea how long it would take.

Synonymsapproximation, estimation, idea

Broader (hypernym)calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

Narrower (hyponym)credit, credit rating, dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, scalage, shot, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning

2. estimate (act) a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody

SamplesMany factors are involved in any estimate of human life.
In my estimation the boy is innocent.


Broader (hypernym)assessment, judgement, judgment

Narrower (hyponym)appraisal, capitalisation, capitalization

3. estimate (communication) a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

Synonymsappraisal, estimation

Broader (hypernym)commercial document, commercial instrument

Narrower (hyponym)overappraisal, overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation

4. estimate (communication) a statement indicating the likely cost of some job

SamplesHe got an estimate from the car repair shop.

Broader (hypernym)statement

5. estimate (cognition) the respect with which a person is held

SamplesThey had a high estimation of his ability.


Broader (hypernym)esteem, regard, respect

Narrower (hyponym)report, reputation

English verb: estimate

1. estimate (cognition) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

SamplesI estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds.

Synonymsapproximate, gauge, guess, judge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

Narrower (hyponym)assess, count, give, guesstimate, lowball, make, misgauge, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, set, truncate, underestimate

2. estimate (cognition) judge to be probable

Synonymscalculate, count on, figure, forecast, reckon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)allow, take into account

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