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01. His [estimate] for the renovations to our house was $2,250.
02. He [estimated] it would cost $45 to fix my bicycle.
03. In my [estimation], his scheme won't work.
04. Police [estimated] the crowd at 2,000.
05. I [estimated] that I would need $1,500 for my trip to Quebec.
06. The engineer [estimated] that it would take two years to build the museum.
07. The mechanic [estimated] the cost of the repairs at $800.
08. The company [estimated] its losses at two million yen.
09. You should have an [estimate] done before proceeding with repairs.
10. Oscar Wilde once said, "I sometimes think that God, in creating man, [overestimated] His ability."
11. It is [estimated] that over 2,500 people died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
12. It is [estimated] that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
13. At an [estimated] population of 40 million, there are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.
14. I [estimate] that it will take me three more months to finish my thesis.
15. Research shows that people usually [underestimate] the amount of time it will take them to learn a second language.
16. Company policy states that at least 3 [estimates] must be obtained before any contracts are awarded.
17. Because Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia is uncertain, officials can only [estimate] the country's actual size.
18. From 1812 to 1860, an [estimated] 50,000 blacks, both slave and free, fled north to Canada.
19. Tax revenues have been greatly [overestimated] in the government's budget projections.
20. The promoters of the rock festival [overestimated] ticket sales and ended up losing thousands of dollars.
21. We [underestimated] how many people would come to the company picnic, so we ran out of hamburgers.
22. The government consistently [underestimates] their projections for revenues, so they can continually produce a surplus.
23. We [overestimated] the number of people that would be at the picnic and wound up with too much food.
24. [Estimating] the size of a crowd is difficult but necessary for police in order to determine how many officers will be required in case of problems.
25. While figuring out a budget, we try to [over-estimate] our costs in order to provide for unexpected expenses.
26. She always [overestimates] the time she will need to do a job so that she is sure she won't run out of time.
27. I think she is [overestimating] her abilities when she suggests that she has the skills necessary to organize a conference of this size.
28. [Underestimating] your opponent is a dangerous tactic because even the weakest team can surprise you. All they need is one good game, and you're in trouble.

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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

  • estimate — vb 1 Estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess, assay are comparable when meaning to judge a thing with respect to its worth. Estimate usually implies a personal and sometimes a reasoned judgment which, whether considered or casual, is by …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • estimate — I (approximate cost) noun admeasurement, aestimatio, appraisal, appraisement, approximate calculation, approximate judgment of value, approximate value, approximation, assessment, calculation, charge, computation, considered guess, educated guess …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • estimate — ► NOUN 1) an approximate calculation. 2) a written statement indicating the likely price that will be charged for specified work. 3) a judgement or appraisal. ► VERB ▪ form an estimate of. DERIVATIVES estimation noun estimator …   English terms dictionary

  • estimate — estimate. См. индекс изоляции. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • estimate — ▪ I. estimate es‧ti‧mate 1 [ˈestmt] noun [countable] 1. a calculation of what the value, size, amount etc of something will probably be: • They were able to give us a rough estimate (= a not very exact one ) of the cost. • Even the most …   Financial and business terms

  • estimate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ official, unofficial ▪ current, recent ▪ Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months. ▪ early …   Collocations dictionary

  • estimate — I n. 1) to give, make; submit an estimate (the contractors had to submit estimates) 2) (colloq.) (AE) a ballpark ( approximate ) estimate 3) an approximate, rough; conservative; long range; preliminary; short range; written estimate 4) an… …   Combinatory dictionary