estimate

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. consider, gauge, judge; value, appraise, evaluate, rate, assess, measure; compute, reckon, calculate. —n. judgment, opinion, appraisal, report, criticism; calculation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An appraisal of the value of something]
Syn. evaluation, assessment, appraisal, estimation, valuation, appraisement, calculation, gauging, rating, assay, survey, measure, mensuration, reckoning; see also judgment 2 .
2. [Opinion]
Syn. judgment, appraisal, estimation, view; see judgment 3 .
3. [A considered guess]
Syn. approximation, estimation, educated guess, guesstimate*; see guess .
v.
1. [To make a rough or tentative appraisal]
Syn. appraise, approximate, rate, value, evaluate, count, number, reckon, guess, judge, gauge, figure, measure, calculate, figure costs, assess, assay, account, compute, prepare an estimate, furnish an estimate, set a value on, set a figure, budget, prepare a budget, do the cost accounting, get figures for, guesstimate*, give a ballpark figure*; see also calculate 1 .
Ant. check, measure*, verify.
2. [To form an opinion about]
Syn. consider, reckon, figure, evaluate, appraise, suspect, predict, suppose, prophesy, reason, think, expect, regard, judge, deem, view, rate, class, rank, look upon, surmise, conjecture, determine, decide, conclude, size up*.
Syn.- estimate , in this comParison, refers broadly to the forming of a personal opinion or judgment; appraise implies the aim of giving an accurate or expert judgment, as of value or worth [ to appraise a New house ] ; evaluate also connotes an attempt at an exact judgment, but rarely with reference to value in terms of money [ let us evaluate the evidence ] ; rate implies assignment of comparative value, quality, etc. [ he is rated the best in his field ] See also Synonym Study at calculate .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
guess, *guesstimate, calculation, rough figure, educated guess, *ballpark figure, projection, evaluation, judgment.
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v.
guess, *guesstimate, calculate, give a rough figure, give an educated guess, *give a ballpark figure, project, evaluate, judge, reckon, appraise, gauge, suppose.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To calculate approximately: approximate, place, put, reckon, set1. See PRECISE. 2. To make a judgment as to the worth or value of: appraise, assay, assess, calculate, evaluate, gauge, judge, rate1, size up, valuate, value. Idiom: take the measure of. See VALUE. II noun 1. The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone: appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimation, evaluation, judgment, valuation. See VALUE. 2. A rough or tentative calculation: approximation, estimation. See PRECISE.

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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.

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  • 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

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