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Verb: overestimate  ,ow-vu(r)'es-ti-mut
  1. Make too high an estimate of
    "He overestimated his own powers";
    - overrate
  2. Assign too high a value to
    "You are overestimating the value of your old car";
    - overvalue
Noun: overestimate  ,ow-vu(r)'es-ti-mut
  1. An appraisal that is too high
    - overestimation, overvaluation, overappraisal
  2. A calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    - overestimation, overrating, overreckoning

Derived forms: overestimating, overestimated, overestimates

See also: estimate

Type of: appraisal, approximation, estimate, estimation, idea, misjudge, value

Antonym: underestimate

Encyclopedia: Overestimate