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estimate
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I want a written estimate before I approve the repair.
  a written description of work with the expected amount it will cost
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Standard suffix pronunciation:  When a word ends in "ate" and can be used as a verb or a noun/adjective, the last syllable of the word is often pronounced differently depending upon how it is used. The verb is typically pronounced with a long "a" as in "ate", but the noun or adjective is typically pronounced with a soft "a" which sounds more like "ut" in "hut".  Click on "Dictionary (w/ pronunciation) to hear the pronunciations.
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Samples:
  • I want a written estimate before I approve the repair.
  • I asked her to give me a firm price, but she would only give me an estimate.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   estimate [2]
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