estimate

{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} nounADJECTIVE▪ official, unofficial▪ current, recent▪
Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months.
▪ early, initial, original, preliminary▪ latest▪Inflation could rise by 15% according to the latest estimate.
▪ accurate, inaccurate▪Inaccurate estimates can lead to overproduction.
▪ fair, good, realistic, reasonable, reliable▪ best▪Flight times in the brochure are based on our best estimate, and will be confirmed as soon as possible.
▪ approximate, rough▪ precise▪The manufacturers will not make precise estimates.
▪ conservative, low▪I think 15 000 will turn out to be a very low estimate.
▪ high, inflated▪According to the highest estimate, over 100 000 men died in the battle.
▪ optimistic, pessimistic▪ overall▪an overall estimate of test performance
▪ annual▪annual estimates of total cost
▪ cost, earnings▪The slump is causing analysts to revise earnings estimates for next year.
▪ population▪annual population estimates for small geographic areas
▪ casualty▪Casualty estimates vary considerably.
VERB + ESTIMATE▪ calculate, make▪Can you make an estimate of the numbers involved?
▪ generate, give (sb), produce, provide (sb with), submit▪Three companies submitted estimates for the work.
▪ obtain▪How can one obtain the revised estimates?
▪ adjust, refine, revise▪ compare▪We compared estimates for various materials.
▪ exceed▪It appears that the total will exceed the estimate.
ESTIMATE + VERB▪ be based on sth▪ indicate sth, predict sth, reflect sth, say sth, show sth, suggest sth▪One estimate suggests that 30 000 jobs may be lost.
▪ put sth at▪Some estimates put the figure as high as 50%.
▪ differ, range, vary▪Cost estimates vary from $50 000 to $200 000.
PREPOSITION▪ according to an/the estimate▪According to the revised estimate, four million people will be without homes.
▪ at an estimate▪Even at a conservative estimate, there is a lot of work to be done.
▪ in an/the estimate▪In his first estimate, he suggested a figure of £5 000.
▪ estimate by, estimate from▪By one estimate she earns $80 million a year.
▪ estimate for▪We will send you an estimate for the repairs.
▪ estimate of▪an estimate of profits
▪{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}an estimate of £300
verbADVERB▪ currently▪ initially, originally▪ previously▪substantially more than previously estimated
▪ accurately, correctly, precisely, reliably▪ roughly▪how to roughly estimate your caloric intake
▪ conservatively▪It is conservatively estimated that not less than half a million people died in the famine.
VERB + ESTIMATE▪ be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to▪ be easy to, be possible to▪This made it possible to estimate the effect of workplace ventilation.
▪ be used to▪The results of the survey were used to estimate the preferences of the population at large.
PREPOSITION▪ at▪We estimated the cost at €50 000.
Estimate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑scientistEstimate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑concentration, ↑cost, ↑density, ↑diameter, ↑distance, ↑duration, ↑earnings, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑expenditure, ↑extent, ↑frequency, ↑impact, ↑length, ↑likelihood, ↑magnitude, ↑number, ↑percentage, ↑probability, ↑proportion, ↑rate, ↑risk, ↑size, ↑toll, ↑value, ↑volume, ↑worth
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Estimate — Es ti*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estimating}.] [L. aestimatus, p. p. of aestimare. See {Esteem}, v. t.] 1. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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Estimate — Es ti*mate, n. A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond. [1913 Webster] Weigh success in … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
estimate — [es′tə māt΄; ] for n. [, es′təmit] vt. estimated, estimating [< L aestimatus, pp. of aestimare: see ESTEEM] 1. to form an opinion or judgment about 2. to judge or determine generally but carefully (size, value, cost, requirements, etc.);… … English World dictionary
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estimate — [n] approximate calculation; educated guess appraisal, appraisement, assay, assessment, ballpark figure*, belief, conclusion, conjecture, estimation, evaluation, gauging, guess, guesstimate*, impression, judgment, measure, measurement,… … New thesaurus
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