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estimate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of estimate

  1. 1 the act of placing a value on the nature, character, or quality of something what we owe our war veterans is beyond estimate Synonyms appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, reckoning, valuation Related Words calculation, computation, measurement, mensuration; audit, check, checkup, examination, inspection, review, scan, scrutiny, survey; reassessment, transvaluation; overestimation, overevaluation; underestimation

  2. 2 an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of something the estimate of many art specialists that the painting is a fake Synonyms appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, fix, judgment (or judgement), value judgmentRelated Words aperçu, feeling, impression, notion, perception; confidence, faith, stock, trust; belief, conviction, mind, persuasion, sentiment, view; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory


estimate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of estimate

  1. 1 to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding experts estimated the value of the painting at a million dollars Synonyms appraise, assess, evaluate, guesstimate, rate, set, valuate, value Related Words adjudge, deem, judge; ascertain, determine, discover, learn; price, prize; decide, settle; analyze, assay, survey, test; reappraise, reassess, reevaluate, rejudge, revalue; transvaluate, transvalue; misesteem, misjudge, misprize, underestimate, undervalue

  2. 2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement we estimated the snowfall to be about a foot Synonyms calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, suppose Related Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understand Near Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out


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