underrate

[uhn-der-reyt]

verb (used with object), un·der·rat·ed, un·der·rat·ing.

to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate.

Nearby words

  1. underproduce,
  2. underproduction,
  3. underproof,
  4. underprop,
  5. underquote,
  6. underreact,
  7. underreport,
  8. underrepresent,
  9. underripe,
  10. underrun

Origin of underrate

First recorded in 1615–25; under- + rate1

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British Dictionary definitions for underrate

underrate

verb

(tr) to underestimate
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Word Origin and History for underrate

underrate

v.

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

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