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

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
reestimation noun
or re-estimation
a careful reestimation of the costs

Examples of reestimate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recently Fernando Mendez and his Stanford University collaborators reestimated the age of the time to the most recent common Y chromosome ancestor at 275,000 years, significantly older than the time of appearance of anatomically modern fossils in Africa. Michael F. Hammer, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reestimate was in 1821

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“Reestimate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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