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o•ver•es•ti•mate



Pronunciation: (
v.ō"vur-es'tu-māt";
n.ō'vur-es'tu-mit),
[key]
v., -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to estimate at too high a value, amount, rate, or the like: Don't overestimate the car's trade-in value.
2. to hold in too great esteem or to expect too much from: Don't overestimate him--he's no smarter than you are.

n.
an estimate that is too high.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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