overestimate overestimate  /ˌoʊ və ˈrɛ stə ˌmeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an appraisal that is too high
  2. (n) a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
  3. (v) make too high an estimate of
  4. (v) assign too high a value to

Usage(s):

  1. Most people grossly overestimate the benefits of cancer screening, according to a new survey of 10,228 Europeans.
  2. But watch out: pedometers tend to overestimate how much exercise you get while cleaning the house.
  3. People typically overestimate how often they are in the moment because they rarely take notice when they take leave.

News

  • Reece Gardner: Fracking bill passes

    Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 20:02 PM. Today, this column is all about energy and its importance to this state and nation. It would be hard to overestimate the importance of what happened in the N.C. Legislature this past week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Kinston Free Press

Quotes

  1. "You can't overestimate Raffy's value to the team," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "He brings so much more to the table than just his ability to play the game. The players feed off his energy and I think he's an integral piece of the puzzle....
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Joe Torre Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "In business, we say that people overestimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in a decade. This is true in philanthropy as well," Marc Benioff said. "We will give exclusively to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital,...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Marc Benioff Source: HealthLeaders Media

  3. "I don't think there's any way that you can overestimate the good that it's going to do our program and the good it's already done our program as far as recruiting is concerned," Brewster said.
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Tim Brewster Source: Minnesota Daily

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