reestimate

verb
re·​es·​ti·​mate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈe-stə-ˌmāt How to pronounce reestimate (audio) \
variants: or re-estimate
reestimated or re-estimated; reestimating or re-estimating

Definition of reestimate

intransitive verb

: to estimate (something) again especially in a different way reestimated the percentages based on new data … there has been a tendency in recent years on the part of the cognoscenti to reestimate the contribution made by [Giuseppe] Verdi.— Aaron Copland

Other Words from reestimate

reestimation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌe-​stə-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce reestimate (audio) \ or re-estimation noun
a careful reestimation of the costs

First Known Use of reestimate

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Reestimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reestimate. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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