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overestimate

noun

1 overestimate

An appraisal that is too high.

synonyms: overappraisal, overestimation, overvaluation.

Polish: przeszacowanie



2 overestimate

A calculation that results in an estimate that is too high.

synonyms: overestimation, overrating, overreckoning.

verb

1 overestimate

Make too high an estimate of:
— He overestimated his own powers.

synonym: overrate.

Roget 481: misjudge, misestimate, misthink, misconjecture, misconceive etc. (error) 495; fly in the face of facts; miscalculate, misreckon, miscompute.    overestimate etc. ... show more

Roget 482: overestimate, overrate, overvalue, overprize, overweigh, overreckon, overstrain, overpraise; eulogize; estimate too highly, attach too much importance to, make mountains of molehills, catch at straws; strain, ... show more

Roget 549: exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify etc. (expand) 194; overestimate etc. 482; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, ... show more

Roget 933: flatter, praise to the skies, puff; wheedle, cajole, glaver, coax; fawn upon, faun upon; humor, gloze, soothe, pet, coquet, ... show more

Dutch: overschatten

2 overestimate

Assign too high a value to.

synonym: overvalue.

Dutch: overschatten, overwaarderen


Moby thesaurus: aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry too far, draw the longbow, exaggerate, exaggeration, go to extremes, hyperbolize, idealize, idolize, lay it on, magnify, make much of, overappraisal, overappraise, overassess ... show more.

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