HyperDic: understate

English > 1 sense of the word understate:
VERBcommunicationunderstate, minimize, minimise, downplayrepresent as less significant or important
understate > pronunciation
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English > understate: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningrepresent as less significant or important.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsminimize, minimise, downplay
Entailed bysandbagdownplay one's ability (towards others) in a game / game / game in order to deceive, as in gambling
Narrowertrivialize, trivialisemake trivial or insignificant
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Oppositeoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Nounsunderstatementa statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

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