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English noun: overestimate

1. overestimate (communication) an appraisal that is too high


Synonymsoverappraisal, overestimation, overvaluation


Broader (hypernym)appraisal, estimate, estimation

2. overestimate (cognition) a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high


Synonymsoverestimation, overrating, overreckoning


Broader (hypernym)approximation, estimate, estimation, idea


English verb: overestimate

1. overestimate (cognition) make too high an estimate of


SamplesHe overestimated his own powers.


Synonymsoverrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)misjudge


Narrower (hyponym)overcapitalise, overcapitalize


Antonymsunderrate, underestimate

2. overestimate (cognition) assign too high a value to


SamplesYou are overestimating the value of your old car.


Synonymsovervalue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)value


Antonymsunderestimate, undervalue









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