Meaning of ESTIMATE in English

ESTIMATE

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ official , unofficial

▪ current , recent

Current ~s suggest that supplies will run out within six months.

▪ early , initial , original , preliminary

▪ latest

Inflation could rise by 15% according to the latest ~.

▪ accurate , inaccurate

Inaccurate ~s can lead to overproduction.

▪ fair , good , realistic , reasonable , reliable

▪ best

Flight times in the brochure are based on our best ~, and will be confirmed as soon as possible.

▪ approximate , rough

▪ precise

The manufacturers will not make precise ~s.

▪ conservative , low

I think 15 000 will turn out to be a very low ~.

▪ high , inflated

According to the highest ~, over 100 000 men died in the battle.

▪ optimistic , pessimistic

▪ overall

an overall ~ of test performance

▪ annual

annual ~s of total cost

▪ cost , earnings

The slump is causing analysts to revise earnings ~s for next year.

▪ population

annual population ~s for small geographic areas

▪ casualty

Casualty ~s vary considerably.

VERB + ESTIMATE

▪ calculate , make

Can you make an ~ of the numbers involved?

▪ generate , give (sb) , produce , provide (sb with) , submit

Three companies submitted ~s for the work.

▪ obtain

How can one obtain the revised ~s?

▪ adjust , refine , revise

▪ compare

We compared ~s for various materials.

▪ exceed

It appears that the total will exceed the ~.

ESTIMATE + VERB

▪ be based on sth

▪ indicate sth , predict sth , reflect sth , say sth , show sth , suggest sth

One ~ suggests that 30 000 jobs may be lost.

▪ put sth at

Some ~s put the figure as high as 50%.

▪ differ , range , vary

Cost ~s vary from $50 000 to $200 000.

PREPOSITION

▪ according to an/the ~

According to the revised ~, four million people will be without homes.

▪ at an ~

Even at a conservative ~, there is a lot of work to be done.

▪ in an/the ~

In his first ~, he suggested a figure of £5 000.

▪ ~ by , ~ from

By one ~ she earns $80 million a year.

▪ ~ for

We will send you an ~ for the repairs.

▪ ~ of

an ~ of profits

an ~ of £300

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ currently

▪ initially , originally

▪ previously

substantially more than previously ~d

▪ accurately , correctly , precisely , reliably

▪ roughly

how to roughly ~ your caloric intake

▪ conservatively

It is conservatively ~d that not less than half a million people died in the famine.

VERB + ESTIMATE

▪ be difficult to , be hard to , be impossible to

▪ be easy to , be possible to

This made it possible to ~ the effect of workplace ventilation.

▪ be used to

The results of the survey were used to ~ the preferences of the population at large.

PREPOSITION

▪ at

We ~d the cost at €50 000.

Estimate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ scientist

Estimate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ concentration , ↑ cost , ↑ density , ↑ diameter , ↑ distance , ↑ duration , ↑ earnings , ↑ effect , ↑ effectiveness , ↑ efficiency , ↑ expenditure , ↑ extent , ↑ frequency , ↑ impact , ↑ length , ↑ likelihood , ↑ magnitude , ↑ number , ↑ percentage , ↑ probability , ↑ proportion , ↑ rate , ↑ risk , ↑ size , ↑ toll , ↑ value , ↑ volume , ↑ worth

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