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Definition 1: a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody - [noun denoting act]

Samples where estimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
  • in my estimation the boy is innocent

Synonyms for estimate in the sense of this definition

(estimate is a kind of ...) the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

"they criticized my judgment of the contestants"

(... is a kind of estimate ) an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something

(... is a kind of estimate ) an estimation of the value of a business

Definition 2: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where estimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an estimate of what it would cost
  • a rough idea how long it would take

Synonyms for estimate in the sense of this definition

(estimate is a kind of ...) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

(... is a kind of estimate ) estimation of the amount of lumber in a log

(... is a kind of estimate ) an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments

(... is a kind of estimate ) an estimate based on little or no information

(... is a kind of estimate ) an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing

(... is a kind of estimate ) a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

(... is a kind of estimate ) an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

Definition 3: the respect with which a person is held - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where estimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had a high estimation of his ability

Synonyms for estimate in the sense of this definition

(estimate is a kind of ...) an attitude of admiration or esteem

"she lost all respect for him"

(... is a kind of estimate ) the general estimation that the public has for a person

"he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing" "he was a person of bad report"

Definition 4: a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for estimate in the sense of this definition

(estimate is a kind of ...) a document of or relating to commerce

(... is a kind of estimate ) an appraisal that is too high

Definition 5: a statement indicating the likely cost of some job - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where estimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got an estimate from the car repair shop

(estimate is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

Definition 6: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) - [verb of cognition]

Samples where estimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Synonyms for estimate in the sense of this definition

(estimate is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of estimate ) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one

"truncate a series"

(... is a kind of estimate ) take account of

"You have to reckon with our opponents" "Count on the monsoon"

(... is a kind of estimate ) calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

(... is a kind of estimate ) estimate the value of (property) for taxation

"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

(... is a kind of estimate ) make a deliberately low estimate

"The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

(... is a kind of estimate ) estimate the duration or outcome of something

"He gave the patient three months to live" "I gave him a very good chance at success"

(... is a kind of estimate ) estimate

"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

(... is a kind of estimate ) gauge something incorrectly or improperly

(... is a kind of estimate ) approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values

(... is a kind of estimate ) estimate based on a calculation

Definition 7: judge to be probable - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for estimate in the sense of this definition

(estimate is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of estimate ) allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something

"I allow for this possibility" "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"

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