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*n. (cognition)* | **1**. **approximation**, **estimate**, **estimation**, **idea** | an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth.; "*an estimate of what it would cost*"; "*a rough idea how long it would take*" |

| ~ scalage | estimation of the amount of lumber in a log. |

| ~ figuring, reckoning, calculation, computation | problem solving that involves numbers or quantities. |

| ~ credit rating, credit | an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments. |

| ~ dead reckoning, guessing, guesswork, guess, shot | an estimate based on little or no information. |

| ~ guesstimate, guestimate | an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing. |

| ~ overrating, overreckoning, overestimate, overestimation | a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high. |

| ~ underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning | an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value. |

*n. (act)* | **2**. **estimate**, **estimation** | 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*" |

| ~ judgment, assessment, judgement | the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event.; "*they criticized my judgment of the contestants*" |

| ~ appraisal | an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something. |

| ~ capitalisation, capitalization | an estimation of the value of a business. |

*n. (communication)* | **3**. **appraisal**, **estimate**, **estimation** | a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation). |

| ~ commercial document, commercial instrument | a document of or relating to commerce. |

| ~ overappraisal, overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation | an appraisal that is too high. |

*n. (communication)* | **4**. **estimate** | a statement indicating the likely cost of some job.; "*he got an estimate from the car repair shop*" |

| ~ statement | a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc.; "*according to his statement he was in London on that day*" |

*n. (cognition)* | **5**. **estimate**, **estimation** | the respect with which a person is held.; "*they had a high estimation of his ability*" |

| ~ esteem, respect, regard | an attitude of admiration or esteem.; "*she lost all respect for him*" |

| ~ reputation, report | the general estimation that the public has for a person.; "*he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing*"; "*he was a person of bad report*" |

*v. (cognition)* | **6**. **approximate**, **estimate**, **gauge**, **guess**, **judge** | judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).; "*I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds*" |

| ~ calculate, compute, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out | make a mathematical calculation or computation. |

| ~ quantise, quantize | approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values. |

| ~ misgauge | gauge something incorrectly or improperly. |

| ~ put, place, set | estimate.; "*We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.*" |

| ~ give | estimate the duration or outcome of something.; "*He gave the patient three months to live*"; "*I gave him a very good chance at success*" |

| ~ lowball, underestimate | make a deliberately low estimate.; "*The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed*" |

| ~ assess | estimate the value of (property) for taxation.; "*Our house hasn't been assessed in years*" |

| ~ make | calculate as being.; "*I make the height about 100 feet*" |

| ~ reckon, count | take account of.; "*You have to reckon with our opponents*"; "*Count on the monsoon*" |

| ~ truncate | approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one.; "*truncate a series*" |

| ~ guesstimate | estimate based on a calculation. |

*v. (cognition)* | **7**. **calculate**, **count on**, **estimate**, **figure**, **forecast**, **reckon** | judge to be probable. |

| ~ pass judgment, evaluate, judge | form a critical opinion of.; "*I cannot judge some works of modern art*"; "*How do you evaluate this grant proposal?*"; "*We shouldn't pass judgment on other people*" |

| ~ take into account, allow | allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something.; "*I allow for this possibility*"; "*The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash*" |

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