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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
estimate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic
a) - esteem
b) - appraise
2.
a) to judge tentatively or approximately the value, worth, or significance of
b) to determine roughly the size, extent, or nature of
c) to produce a statement of the approximate cost of
3.
- judge conclude
estimate (noun)
1.
the act of appraising or valuing - calculation
2.
an opinion or judgment of the nature, character, or quality of a person or thing - had a high estimate of his abilities
3.
a) a rough or approximate calculation
b) a numerical value obtained from a statistical sample and assigned to a population parameter
4.
a statement of the cost of work to be done
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
estimate (noun)
1.
the act of placing a value on the nature, character, or quality of something
SYNONIMS:
appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, reckoning, valuation
RELATED WORDS:
calculation, computation, measurement, mensuration; audit, check, checkup, examination, inspection, review, scan, scrutiny, survey; reassessment, transvaluation; overestimation, overevaluation; underestimation
estimate (noun)
2.
an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of something
SYNONIMS:
appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimate, evaluation, fix, judgment ( judgement), value judgment
RELATED WORDS:
aperçu, feeling, impression, notion, perception; confidence, faith, stock, trust; belief, conviction, mind, persuasion, sentiment, view; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory
estimate (verb)
1.
to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding
SYNONIMS:
appraise, assess, evaluate, guesstimate, rate, set, valuate, value
RELATED WORDS:
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
estimate (verb)
2.
to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
SYNONIMS:
calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge ( gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, suppose
RELATED WORDS:
conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out
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