I verb adulate, aggrandize, attach too much importance to, enlarge, estimate too highly, exaggerate, exalt, exceed, expand, extol, flatter, glorify, inflate, magnify, make too much of, maximize, misestimate, misjudge, misrepresent, overassess, overcalculate, overcount, overdo, overjudge, overlaud, overmeasure, overpraise, overprize, overrate, overstate, overvalue, set too high an estimate II index magnify

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  • overestimate — o‧ver‧es‧ti‧mate [ˌəʊvərˈestmeɪt ǁ ˌoʊ ] verb [transitive] to think that something is larger or greater than it really is: • Forecasters had underestimated growth and overestimated inflation by about 0.5% a year. overestimate [ ˈestmt] noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overestimate — O ver*es ti*mate, n. An estimate that is too high; as, an overestimate of the vote. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overestimate — overestimate, underestimate Because these words are often used in negative or quasi negative contexts, there is a danger of losing track of logic and using the wrong word, usually underestimate for overestimate. In a wallchart on the plays of… …   Modern English usage

  • Overestimate — O ver*es ti*mate, v. t. 1. To estimate too highly. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To overvalue. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overestimate — ► VERB ▪ form too high an estimate of. ► NOUN ▪ an excessively high estimate. DERIVATIVES overestimation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overestimate — [ō΄vər es′tə māt΄; ] for n. [ ō′vər es΄tə mit] vt. overestimated, overestimating to set too high an estimate on or for n. an estimate that is too high overestimation n …   English World dictionary

  • overestimate — overestimates, overestimating, overestimated (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvəre̱stɪmeɪt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvəre̱stɪmət[/t]].) 1) VERB If you say that someone overestimates something, you mean that they think it is greater in… …   English dictionary

  • overestimate — I UK [ˌəʊvərˈestɪˌmeɪt] / US [ˌoʊvərˈestɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms overestimate : present tense I/you/we/they overestimate he/she/it overestimates present participle overestimating past tense overestimated past participle overestimated… …   English dictionary

  • overestimate — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, greatly, grossly, seriously, vastly ▪ consistently ▪ The department consistently overestimated its budget deficits …   Collocations dictionary

  • overestimate — o|ver|es|ti|mate1 [ˌəuvərˈestımeıt US ˌou ] v [T] 1.) to think something is better, more important etc than it really is ≠ ↑underestimate ▪ He tends to overestimate his own abilities. ▪ The importance of training in health and safety cannot be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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