## estimate

noun

### 1 estimate

An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth:

— An estimate of what it would cost.

*synonyms:* approximation, estimation, idea.

Roget 527:
**
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information,
enlightenment,
acquaintance,
knowledge
*etc.*
**490**;
publicity
*etc.*
**531**;
data
*etc.*
**467**.
communication, ... show more

Roget 514:
supposition,
assumption,
assumed position,
postulation,
condition,
presupposition,
hypothesis,
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blue sky hypothesis,
postulate,
postulatum* [Lat.]*,
theory;
thesis,
theorem; ... show more

Roget 480:
result,
conclusion,
upshot;
deduction,
inference,
ergotism* [Med.]*;
illation;
corollary,
porism^{†};
moral.
estimation,
valuation,
appreciation,
judication^{†}; ... show more

Roget 466:
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measurement,
admeasurement^{†},
mensuration,
survey,
valuation,
appraisement,
assessment,
assize;
estimate,
estimation;
dead reckoning,
reckoning
*etc.* ... show more

Dutch: gissing, raming, schatting

Polish: przybliżenie

### 2 estimate

A judgment of the qualities of something or somebody:

— Many factors are involved in any estimate of human life.

*synonym:* estimation.

### 3 estimate

A document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation).

*synonyms:* appraisal, estimation.

Dutch: schatting, offerte, prijsopgaaf, prijsopgave, taxatie

### 4 estimate

A statement indicating the likely cost of some job.

Polish: kosztorys

### 5 estimate

The respect with which a person is held.

*synonym:* estimation.

verb

### 1 estimate

Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time):

— I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds.

*synonyms:* approximate, gauge, guess, judge.

Roget 25: quantify, measure, fix, estimate, determine, quantitate, enumerate.

Roget 480:
judge,
conclude;
come to a conclusion,
draw a conclusion,
arrive at a conclusion;
ascertain,
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determine,
make up one's mind.
deduce,
derive,
gather,
collect,
draw an inference, ... show more

Roget 466: measure, mete; determine, assay; evaluate, value, assess, rate, appraise, estimate, form an estimate, set a value on; appreciate; standardize. ... show more

Roget 465:
discriminate,
distinguish,
severalize^{†};
recognize,
match,
identify;
separate;
draw the line,
sift;
separate the chaff from the wheat,
winnow the chaff from the wheat;
separate the men from the boys;
split hairs,
draw a fine line, ... show more

Dutch: gissen, raden

### 2 estimate

Moby thesaurus: account as, add, adjudge, adjudicate, algebraize, analyzing, appraisal, appraise, appraisement, appraising, appreciate, appreciation, approximate, approximation, ascertain, assay, assess, assessing, assessment, assize ... show more.

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