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English noun: underestimate

1. underestimate (cognition) an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

Synonymsunderestimation, underrating, underreckoning

Broader (hypernym)approximation, estimate, estimation, idea

English verb: underestimate

1. underestimate (cognition) assign too low a value to

SamplesDon't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)value

Antonymsovervalue, overestimate

2. underestimate (cognition) make a deliberately low estimate

SamplesThe construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

3. underestimate (cognition) make too low an estimate of

SamplesHe underestimated the work that went into the renovation.
Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)misjudge

Narrower (hyponym)sell short

Antonymsoverestimate, overrate

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