misestimate

verb
mis·​es·​ti·​mate | \ ˌmis-ˈe-stə-ˌmāt How to pronounce misestimate (audio) \
misestimated; misestimating

Definition of misestimate

transitive verb

: to estimate (something) wrongly He reopens one of the epic disputes of the cold war, namely whether the C.I.A. misestimated Soviet military and economic strength in the 1970's …— Philip Taubman

Other Words from misestimate

misestimate \ ˌmis-​ˈe-​stə-​mət How to pronounce misestimate (audio) \ noun, plural misestimates
His misestimate was big but inconsequential, at least in the short term. — Ross Ramsey
misestimation \ ˌmis-​ˌe-​stə-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce misestimation (audio) \ noun, plural misestimations
a serious misestimation of the charges

First Known Use of misestimate

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Misestimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misestimate. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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