estimate


estimate
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noun
ADJECTIVE
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

an estimate of £300

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verb
ADVERB
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: ↑scientist
Estimate 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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