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Definition of "overestimate" []

  • To estimate too highly. (verb-transitive)
  • To esteem too greatly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overestimate" in a sentence
  • "Part of the overestimate was a failure to anticipate a large number of motorists who renewed plates and driver licenses early to beat the fee increases."
  • "Horner: RBR rivals 'overestimate' benefits of blown rear-end"
  • "Therefore, I would suggest that the title of the Cornell news release "Global warming predictions are overestimated, suggests study on black carbon", while technically correct, is rather misleading in that a casual reading would infer an "overestimate" rather larger than the couple percent implied by the study."