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estimate

verb [T]     /ˈes.tɪ.meɪt/
B2 to guess the cost, size, value, etc. of something: Government sources estimate a long-term 50 percent increase in rail fares. [+ (that)] They estimate (that) the journey will take at least two weeks. [+ question word] It was difficult to estimate how many trees had been destroyed.Assessing and estimating valueAnalysing and evaluating estimated     /-meɪ.tɪd/ US  /-meɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective B2 an estimated cost/valueApproximate
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