estimate collocations and examples

 UK /ˈestɪmət/

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an amount that you guess using the available information


Adjectives frequently used with estimate
approximate: approximate, crude, roughThey will produce a rough estimate of what they think the work will cost.accurate or reasonable: accurate, realistic, reasonable, reliable, unbiasedExit polls have traditionally been the most accurate estimate of voters’ intention.cautious: cautious, conservativeAt a conservative estimate, around 100,000 have been killed in the war so far.made at the beginning: initial, original, preliminary, previous, provisionalInitial estimates suggest that they could reduce energy costs by 30–50 per cent.made recently: current, latest, recent, revised, updatedCurrent estimates show that just 5 per cent of people over 65 live in sheltered housing .official: officialOfficial estimates of the national population have been significantly revised since the Census.
Verbs frequently used with estimate
make an estimate: arrive at, give (someone), make, prepare, present, produce, provide, publish, submitIt is not difficult to arrive at a rough estimate of the cost.All departments were asked to provide provisional estimates for the cost of replacing equipment.get an estimate: get, obtainMore data is needed to get reliable estimates.change an estimate: refine, revise, updateThe International Monetary Fund revised its estimate for annual growth.
Verbs that frequently follow estimate
show: indicate, place something at, predict, put something at, show, suggestEstimates indicate that the average household size in England is 2.37 people.Estimates put the figure at closer to £1 million.vary: differ, range, varyEstimates vary, but usually range from 3–8 per cent of the male population.
 
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