HyperDic: underestimate

English > 4 senses of the word underestimate:
VERBcognitionunderestimate, undervalueassign too low a value to
cognitionunderestimate, lowballmake a deliberately low estimate
cognitionunderestimate, underratemake too low an estimate of
NOUNcognitionunderestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoningan estimation that is too low
underestimate > pronunciation
Soundsah'ndereh'stahmaht; ah'ndereh'stahmey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > underestimate: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value.
Synonymsunderestimation, underrating, underreckoning
Broaderestimate, estimation, approximation, ideaAn approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
Spanishinfraestimación, subestimación
Catalaninfraestimació, subestimació
Verbsunderestimatemake a deliberately low estimate
underestimateassign too low a value to
English > underestimate: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningAssign too low a value to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"
Synonymundervalue
BroadervalueFix or determine the value of
Oppositeovervalue, overestimateAssign too high a value to
Spanishinfravalorar, minusvalorar, subestimar, subvalorar
Catalaninfravalorar, menysestimar, menysvalorar, subestimar
Nounsunderestimate, underestimationan estimation that is too low
English > underestimate: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningmake a deliberately low estimate.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymlowball
Broaderestimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgejudge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
See alsoestimatejudge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
Spanishsubestimar
Catalansubestimar
Nounsunderestimate, underestimationan estimation that is too low
English > underestimate: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningmake too low an estimate of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"
  • "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
Synonymunderrate
Narrowersell shortunderestimate the real value or ability of
Broadermisjudgejudge / judge incorrectly
Oppositeoverestimate, overratemake too high an estimate of
Spanishsubestimar
Catalansubestimar
Nounsunderestimationan estimation that is too low

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