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estimate

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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

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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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