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  1. [noun] an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
    Synonyms: estimation, approximation, idea

  2. [noun] a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; "many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent"
    Synonyms: estimation

  3. [noun] a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    Synonyms: appraisal, estimation

  4. [noun] a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"

  5. [noun] the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability"
    Synonyms: estimation

  6. [verb] judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    Synonyms: gauge, approximate, guess, judge

  7. [verb] judge to be probable
    Synonyms: calculate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast


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