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Meaning of overestimate

o•ver•es•ti•mate

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-es'tu-māt"n.ō'vur-es'tu-mit), [key]
— v., n. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
—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.
  1. an estimate that is too high.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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