underrate
transitive verb Date: 1632 to rate too low ; undervalue

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  • Underrate — Un der*rate , n. A price less than the value; as, to sell a thing at an underrate. Cowley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underrate — Un der*rate , v. t. To rate too low; to rate below the value; to undervalue. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underrate — index depreciate, derogate, discommend, disparage, lessen, minimize, misprize, underestimate Burton s Leg …   Law dictionary

  • underrate — (v.) also under rate, 1640s, to esteem at too little worth, from UNDER (Cf. under) + RATE (Cf. rate) (v.). Related: Underrated; underrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • underrate — ► VERB ▪ underestimate the extent, value, or importance of. DERIVATIVES underrated adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • underrate — [un΄dərrāt′] vt. underrated, underrating to rate, assess, or estimate too low …   English World dictionary

  • underrate — UK [ˌʌndəˈreɪt] / US [ˌʌndərˈreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms underrate : present tense I/you/we/they underrate he/she/it underrates present participle underrating past tense underrated past participle underrated to fail to recognize how… …   English dictionary

  • underrate — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)re͟ɪt[/t]] underrates, underrating, underrated VERB If you underrate someone or something, you do not recognize how clever, important, or significant they are. [V n] We women have a lot of good business skills, although we tend to… …   English dictionary

  • underrate — un|der|rate [ ,ʌndər reıt ] verb transitive to fail to recognize how important, powerful, good, or skillful someone or something really is: UNDERESTIMATE: We shouldn t underrate the significance of this treaty …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • underrate — /ˌʌndə reɪt/ verb to value someone or something less highly than they should be ● Do not underrate the strength of the competition in the European market. ● The power of the yen is underrated …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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