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"overestimate" in British English

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overestimateverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈres.tɪ.meɪt/ us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈes.tə.meɪt/
overestimate
noun [C] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈres.tɪ.mət/ us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈes.tə.mət/
(Definition of overestimate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overestimate" in American English

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overestimateverb [I/T]

us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈes·təˌmeɪt/
to think that something is or will be greater, more extreme, or more important than it really is: [T] I’m afraid Theresa is forever overestimating her strength.
(Definition of overestimate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overestimate" in Business English

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overestimateverb

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈrestɪmeɪt/ us  
[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]
Part of the problem was gross overestimation of ticket sales.

overestimatenoun [C]

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈrestɪmət/ us  
an opinion that something is larger or more important than it really is: Experts put the figure at $6 million, though this may be an overestimate.
(Definition of overestimate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“overestimate” in British English

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