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estimate

Translation of estimate in French:

noun

British English: /ˈɛstɪmət/
American English: /ˈɛstəmət/
  • 1 (assessment of size, quantity etc) to make an estimate
    faire une estimation
    by the government's estimate
    selon une estimation du gouvernement
    by his own estimate
    à l'en croire
    at a rough estimate
    très approximativement, à vue de nez (informal)
    at a conservative estimate
    sans exagération
  • 2 (Business) (quote) to put in an estimate for something
    établir un devis pour quelque chose
    a higher/lower estimate
    un devis plus/moins élevé
  • 3 (Administration) (budget) (souvent pl)
    prévisions (fpl) budgétaires
    defence estimates
    prévisions (fpl) budgétaires pour la défense

transitive verb

British English: /ˈɛstɪmeɪt/
American English: /ˈɛstəˌmeɪt/
  • 1 (guess)
    évaluer (price, value)
    évaluer (size, speed, distance)
    to estimate that …
    estimer que …
    to estimate something to be
    estimer que quelque chose est
    the cost was estimated at 1,000 euros
    le coût a été évalué à 1 000 euros
  • 2 (submit)
    (builder, tenderer)
    évaluer (price, cost)
    to estimate (a price) for something
    évaluer le prix de quelque chose

also: estimated past participle adjective

  • (cost, figure)
    approximatif/-ive
    an estimate 300 people
    environ 300 personnes
    the estimate 1,000 victims
    les victimes, qu'on estime à 1 000

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