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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estimate  \Es"ti*mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Estimated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Estimating}.]  [L.  aestimatus  p.  p.  of  aestimare  See 
  {Esteem},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  judge  and  form  an  opinion  of  the  value  of  from 
  imperfect  data,  --  either  the  extrinsic  (money),  or 
  intrinsic  (moral),  value;  to  fix  the  worth  of  roughly  or 
  in  a  general  way  as  to  estimate  the  value  of  goods  or 
  land;  to  estimate  the  worth  or  talents  of  a  person. 
 
  It  is  by  the  weight  of  silver,  and  not  the  name  of 
  the  piece,  that  men  estimate  commodities  and 
  exchange  them  --Locke. 
 
  It  is  always  very  difficult  to  estimate  the  age  in 
  which  you  are  living.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  2.  To  from  an  opinion  of  as  to  amount,,  number,  etc.,  from 
  imperfect  data,  comparison,  or  experience;  to  make  an 
  estimate  of  to  calculate  roughly;  to  rate;  as  to 
  estimate  the  cost  of  a  trip,  the  number  of  feet  in  a  piece 
  of  land. 
 
  Syn:  To  appreciate;  value;  appraise;  prize;  rate;  esteem; 
  count  calculate;  number.  --  To  {Estimate},  {Esteem}. 
  Both  these  words  imply  an  exercise  of  the  judgment. 
  Estimate  has  reference  especially  to  the  external 
  relations  of  things  such  as  amount,  magnitude, 
  importance,  etc  It  usually  involves  computation  or 
  calculation;  as  to  estimate  the  loss  or  gain  of  an 
  enterprise.  Esteem  has  reference  to  the  intrinsic  or 
  moral  worth  of  a  person  or  thing  Thus  we  esteem  a  man 
  for  his  kindness,  or  his  uniform  integrity.  In  this 
  sense  it  implies  a  mingled  sentiment  of  respect  and 
  attachment.  We  esteem  it  an  honor  to  live  in  a  free 
  country.  See  {Appreciate}. 




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