- estimate
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**I.**{{/Roman}}*noun***ADJECTIVE**▪**official**,**unofficial**▪**current**,**recent**▪Current

__estimates__suggest that supplies will run out within six months.▪**early**,**initial**,**original**,**preliminary**▪**latest**▪Inflation could rise by 15% according to the latest

__estimate__.▪**accurate**,**inaccurate**▪Inaccurate

__estimates__can lead to overproduction.▪**fair**,**good**,**realistic**,**reasonable**,**reliable**▪**best**▪Flight times in the brochure are based on our best

__estimate__, and will be confirmed as soon as possible.▪**approximate**,**rough**▪**precise**▪The manufacturers will not make precise

__estimates__.▪**conservative**,**low**▪I think 15 000 will turn out to be a very low

__estimate__.▪**high**,**inflated**▪According to the highest

__estimate__, over 100 000 men died in the battle.▪**optimistic**,**pessimistic**▪**overall**▪an overall

__estimate__of test performance▪**annual**▪annual

__estimates__of total cost▪**cost**,**earnings**▪The slump is causing analysts to revise earnings

__estimates__for next year.▪**population**▪annual population

__estimates__for small geographic areas▪**casualty**▪Casualty

__estimates__vary considerably.**VERB + ESTIMATE**▪**calculate**,**make**▪Can you make an

__estimate__of the numbers involved?▪**generate**,**give (sb)**,**produce**,**provide (sb with)**,**submit**▪Three companies submitted

__estimates__for the work.▪**obtain**▪How can one obtain the revised

__estimates__?▪**adjust**,**refine**,**revise**▪**compare**▪We compared

__estimates__for various materials.▪**exceed**▪It appears that the total will exceed the

__estimate__.**ESTIMATE + VERB**▪**be based on sth**▪**indicate sth**,**predict sth**,**reflect sth**,**say sth**,**show sth**,**suggest sth**▪One

__estimate__suggests that 30 000 jobs may be lost.▪**put sth at**▪Some

__estimates__put the figure as high as 50%.▪**differ**,**range**,**vary**▪Cost

__estimates__vary from $50 000 to $200 000.**PREPOSITION**▪**according to an/the**__estimate__▪According to the revised

__estimate__, four million people will be without homes.▪**at an**__estimate__▪Even at a conservative

__estimate__, there is a lot of work to be done.▪**in an/the**__estimate__▪In his first

__estimate__, he suggested a figure of £5 000.▪__estimate__**by**,__estimate__**from**▪By one

__estimate__she earns $80 million a year.▪__estimate__**for**▪We will send you an

__estimate__for the repairs.▪__estimate__**of**▪an

__estimate__of profits▪{{Roman}}an

__estimate__of £300**II.**{{/Roman}}*verb***ADVERB**▪**currently**▪**initially**,**originally**▪**previously**▪substantially more than previously

__estimated__▪**accurately**,**correctly**,**precisely**,**reliably**▪**roughly**▪how to roughly

__estimate__your caloric intake▪**conservatively**▪It is conservatively

__estimated__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

__estimate__the effect of workplace ventilation.▪**be used to**▪The results of the survey were used to

__estimate__the preferences of the population at large.**PREPOSITION**▪**at**▪We

__estimated__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

*Collocations dictionary.
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