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English definition of “overestimate”

overestimate

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvərˈestɪmeɪt/
to guess or think that something is bigger or better than it really is: They overestimated her ability to do the job. → Opposite underestimateExaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of overestimate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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