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estimate

noun

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1 the act of placing a value on the nature, character, or quality of something
  • what we owe our war veterans is beyond estimate

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2 an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of something
  • the estimate of many art specialists that the painting is a fake

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estimate

verb

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1 to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding
  • experts estimated the value of the painting at a million dollars

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2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • we estimated the snowfall to be about a foot

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estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess mean to judge something with respect to its worth or significance. estimate implies a judgment, considered or casual, that precedes or takes the place of actual measuring or counting or testing out. estimated the crowd at two hundred appraise commonly implies the fixing by an expert of the monetary worth of a thing, but it may be used of any critical judgment. having their house appraised evaluate suggests an attempt to determine relative or intrinsic worth in terms other than monetary. evaluate a student's work value equals appraise but without implying expertness of judgment. a watercolor valued by the donor at $500 rate adds to estimate the notion of placing a thing according to a scale of values. a highly rated restaurant assess implies a critical appraisal for the purpose of understanding or interpreting, or as a guide in taking action. officials are trying to assess the damage

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The first known use of estimate was circa 1532

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“Estimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/estimate. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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