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estimate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈestɪmeɪt/
to say what you believe the cost, size, value, etc. of something is, although you do not know for certain: estimate how much/many We should be able to estimate how many customers we will have each month. Several online calculators allow you to estimate your carbon emissions.estimate that sth Some analysts estimate that about a quarter of career-track hires in recent years have been women.estimate sth to be sth The knock-on economic benefit is estimated to be about 1200 jobs.estimate sth at sth Global oil reserves were estimated at 1,000 billion barrels.
Translations of “estimate”
in Korean 추정하다…
in Arabic يُخَمِّن…
in French estimer, évaluer…
in Turkish tahmin etmek, tahminde bulunmak…
in Italian valutare, stimare, prevedere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 估計, 估算, 估價…
in Russian подсчитывать, оценивать…
in Polish oceniać, szacować…
in Spanish estimar, calcular…
in Portuguese estimar…
in German schätzen, beurteilen…
in Catalan estimar, calcular…
in Japanese ~を見積もる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 估计, 估算, 估价…
(Definition of estimate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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