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Synonyms for overestimate
ˌoʊ vərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; ˈoʊ vərˈɛs tə mɪtover·es·ti·mate

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  1. overestimateverb

    to judge too highly

    Experts overestimate the level of harm of cigarettes.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation, overappraisalnoun

    an appraisal that is too high

    overappraisal, overreckoning, overvaluation, overrating, overestimation

    underrate, undervalue, underestimate

  2. overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoningverb

    a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

    overappraisal, overreckoning, overvaluation, overrating, overestimation

    underestimate, undervalue, underrate

  3. overestimate, overrateverb

    make too high an estimate of

    "He overestimated his own powers"

    overrate, overvalue

    underrate, undervalue, underestimate

  4. overvalue, overestimateverb

    assign too high a value to

    "You are overestimating the value of your old car"

    overrate, overvalue

    underrate, underestimate, undervalue

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  1. overestimateverb

    overvalue, overprize, overrate, make too much of

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  1. Michael Seril:

    People overestimate how much time they need to devote to physical fitness in order to live a long, healthy life.

  2. Lynn Bufka:

    We tend to overestimate the likelihood of something happening, and we tend to underestimate our capacity to deal with it.

  3. Steve Jobs:

    It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can't overestimate it!

  4. Hugh Dugan:

    If the U.S. was president, they might have called for more consultations, they could issue a statement on behalf of the council, a presidential statement, kind of a summary of activity, and you could editorialize a little bit in that, i think people overestimate the importance of the Security Council president, it's largely a procedural, diplomatic function and the fact that Russia has been chairing all these meetings on Ukraine hasn’t enabled it to stop the Council meeting pretty much every other day since Monday and meeting again [Saturday] to refer the situation to the General Assembly.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    There is probably an element of malice in the readiness to overestimate people; we are laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.

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