overestimate

[v. oh-ver-es-tuh-meyt; n. oh-ver-es-tuh-mit]
verb (used with object), overestimated, overestimating.
1.
to estimate at too high a value, amount, rate, or the like: Don't overestimate the car's trade-in value.
2.
to hold in too great esteem or to expect too much from: Don't overestimate him—he's no smarter than you are.
noun
3.
an estimate that is too high.

Origin:
1815–25; over- + estimate

overestimation, noun
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overestimate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to value or estimate too highly
 
n
2.  an estimate that is too high
 
overesti'mation
 
n

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Example sentences
We profoundly overestimate our ability to see things as they are.
Don't overestimate your capacity to rehab a property.
There are many ways to overestimate how many people have been exposed to a
  particular virus.
His opponents, one hopes, overestimate the negative effect of his race.
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