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underrate

[uhn-der-reyt] /ˌʌn dərˈreɪt/
verb (used with object), underrated, underrating.
1.
to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate.
Origin of underrate
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; under- + rate1
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  • So you must be contented, should your merit be underrated; since that must be so, marry whom you will.

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  • I appreciate entirely your services, Abbé; they are too great to be underrated.

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  • Clearly he had underrated the force of the nationalist opposition.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • From first to last we've underrated them, forgetting they are in the majority.

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British Dictionary definitions for underrated

underrate

/ˌʌndəˈreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to underestimate
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Word Origin and History for underrated

underrate

v.

also under-rate, 1640s, "to esteem at too little worth," from under + rate (v.). Related: Underrated; underrating.

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