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overestimate

verb
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈrestɪmeɪt/
[I or T] to think that something is or will be greater or more important than it really is: grossly/wildly overestimate I think we have grossly overestimated the pace of growth. Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a day and underestimate what they can achieve in a year. Assess your potential earnings honestly - don't overestimate.
[T] to think that someone is better at doing something, more intelligent, etc. than they really are: I thought they would pick it up very quickly, but I overestimated them.
overestimation noun [C or U]
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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