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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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)value

Antonymsunderestimate, undervalue

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