Underpraise \Un`der*praise"\, v. t. To praise below desert. [1913 Webster]

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  • underpraise — index depreciate, minimize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • underpraise — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • underpraise — /un deuhr prayz /, v.t., underpraised, underpraising. to praise to a lesser degree or extent than the circumstances warrant. [1690 1700; UNDER + PRAISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • underpraise — un der•praise′ v. t. praised, prais•ing …   From formal English to slang

  • underpraise — /ˈʌndəpreɪz/ (say unduhprayz) verb (t) 1. to praise to an insufficient degree. –noun 2. insufficient praise …   Australian English dictionary

  • underpraise — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: under (I) + praise : to withhold due praise from …   Useful english dictionary

  • depreciate — de·pre·ci·ate /di prē shē ˌāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vt: to subject to depreciation: lower the value of vi: to fall in value compare appreciate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • minimize — I verb abbreviate, abridge, attach little importance to, attenuate, bedwarf, belittle, cheapen, clip, criticize, curtail, cut down, cut down to size, cut short decimate, decrease, decry, deduct, deflate, degrade, demote, depreciate, derogate,… …   Law dictionary

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