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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.


Synonymsundervalue


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.


Synonymslowball


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.


Synonymsunderrate


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


Broader (hypernym)misjudge


Narrower (hyponym)sell short


Antonymsoverestimate, overrate









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