Definition of overestimate
(Entry 1 of 2)
: to estimate or value (someone or something) too highly … the senator had been so responsible about his potential tax liabilities that he had substantially overestimated what he owed the government.— David Burnham … our habit of overestimating our knowledge and underestimating our ignorance …— David A. Shaywitz The emotional power of this reunion can't be overestimated.— Joe Klein "I mean that I am afraid I overestimated him. I don't think that he is a painter of the first rank."— Henry James
Definition of overestimate (Entry 2 of 2)
: an estimate that is too high overestimates of the company's future profits Diamond still attacks the growth projections that the utilities have put forward, arguing that the … figures were overestimates …— Norman Boucher
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