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estimate
(n):
a guess or approximate calculation of the size, value, or quantity of something
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Used with adjectives:
"
The
official
estimate
is one million dollars.
"
(official, unofficial)
"
The
current
estimate
shows the project will be finished in 2 weeks.
"
(current, recent, latest, best)
"
The
initial
estimate
was three months for completion.
"
(initial, early, original, preliminary)
"
He gave me a very
accurate
estimate
.
"
(accurate, inaccurate)
"
The mechanic gave me a
fair
estimate
for the repairs.
"
(fair, good, reasonable)
"
They gave a
rough
estimate
of attendance.
"
(rough, approximate)
"
He gave me a
high
estimate
of the cost.
"
(high)
"
A
conservative
estimate
of the damages is two thousand dollars.
"
(conservative, low)
"
I have the
overall
estimate
of the project budget.
"
(overall, total)
Used with verbs:
"
We need to
make
an
estimate
of time for this project.
"
(make, calculate)
"
They
submitted
an
estimate
of their costs to the finance manager.
"
(submitted, provided, gave)
"
I will
obtain
a new
estimate
tomorrow.
"
(obtain, get)
"
He needs to
revise
his budget
estimate
.
"
(revise, adjust, fix, modify)
"
She
compared
the two
estimates
for repairs.
"
(compared)
"
The budget has
exceeded
the original
estimate
.
"
(exceeded)
"
The budget
estimate
is based on
many factors.
"
(be + based on)
"
The initial
estimate
shows
that five million dollars was lost.
"
(shows, indicates, says, suggests)
"
His
estimate
puts
the cost at $5,000.
"
(puts, states)
"
The
estimate
could
vary
as much as 300 people.
"
(vary, differ)
Used with prepositions:
"
According to
our
estimates
, this will take a week to fix.
"
(according to, by)
"
The cost of the project differed greatly
from
the initial
estimate
.
"
(from)
"
I have to get an
estimate
for
the damage.
"
(for, of)
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estimate
(v):
to make a guess or approximate calculation of the size, value, or quantity of something
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Used with adverbs:
"
He
currently
estimates
the cost for repairs to his boat to be over $5000.
"
(currently)
"
She
initially
estimated
that it would take four days to complete the paint job.
"
(initially, originally)
"
His quote is much higher than
previously
estimated
.
"
(previously)
"
The roofing company
accurately
estimated
the cost for repairs.
"
(accurately, correctly, precisely)
Used with prepositions:
"
They
estimated
the cost of roof repairs
at
$10,000.
"
(at)
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