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overestimate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈres.tɪ.meɪt/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈes-/
C1 to think that something is or will be greater, more extreme, or more important than it really is: The benefits of nuclear technology, she said, had been grossly overestimated. They were forced to the conclusion that they had overestimated him/his abilities. I overestimated and there was a lot of food left over after the party.
overestimate
noun [C] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈres.tɪ.mət/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈes-/
Translations of “overestimate”
in Spanish sobreestimar…
in French surestimer…
in German überschätzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過高估計, 過高評價…
in Russian переоценивать…
in Turkish gözünde büyütmek, gereğinden fazla önemsemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过高估计, 过高评价…
in Polish przeceniać…
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