UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈɛstɪmət/, verb: /ˈɛstɪmeɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ˈɛstəˌmeɪt; n. -mɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. estə māt′; n. estə mit, -māt′)

Inflections of 'estimate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [a rough, an approximate, an accurate, a conservative] estimate
  2. a [cost, price, time, distance] estimate
  3. an estimate [on, of] costs
  4. an estimate for [repairs, building, construction]
  5. an estimate for [car, home, structural] repairs
  6. an estimate of [four weeks, $5,000]
  7. a [high, low] -end estimate
  8. an estimate for each [shipment, unit, item]
  9. give me your best estimate
  10. what's your best estimate?
  11. it's just an estimate, but
  12. an estimate on how [long, much, far]
  13. can you give me a rough estimate?
  14. [sent, gave, offered] the customer an estimate
  15. get estimates from [two, several] [firms, companies, contractors]
  16. gave me a [lower, higher] estimate
  17. get different estimates to [compare, evaluate, lower] costs
  18. the estimate is [based, dependent] on
  19. the estimate includes [taxes, fees, labor]
  20. current market estimates [suggest, indicate] that
  21. official estimates put the [value, damage] at [$1 million]
  22. an [incorrect, erroneous] estimate of character
  1. estimate the [cost, damage, profit, distance, speed, time]
  2. estimate the [total, potential, likely, overall] [cost]
  3. estimate the [repair, maintenance, transport] costs
  4. estimate the time of [arrival, departure death]
  5. [arrival] is estimated for [3:00 PM]
  6. estimate the [maximum, highest, average]
  7. estimated his chances at [50%]
  8. estimated that [hundreds] were [killed, stranded, left homeless]
  9. estimate [based on, going by, according to]
  10. estimated her [attitude, behavior, manner] was
  11. [possible, impossible, hard, tough, difficult, easy] to estimate
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