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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 of estimate appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, reckoning, valuation Words Related to estimate 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 of estimate appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, fix, judgment (or judgement), value judgmentWords Related to estimate 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 of estimate appraise, assess, evaluate, guesstimate, rate, set, valuate, value Words Related to estimate 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 of estimate calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, suppose Words Related to estimate conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understand Near Antonyms of estimate calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

Synonym Discussion of estimate

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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