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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.


Synonymsestimation


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.


Synonymsestimation


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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