verb (used with object), un·der·stat·ed, un·der·stat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM understateun·der·state·ment [uhn-der-steyt-muhnt, uhn-der-steyt-], /ˌʌn dərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈʌn dərˌsteɪt-/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for understate
It’s hard to understate the buzz around Clubhouse, the social media startup that reached a reported $100 million valuation when it had just 1,500 users.Clubhouse reaches a $1 billion after taking off some nine months ago|Lucinda Shen|January 25, 2021|Fortune
“You can’t understate that experience as a player,” he said.D.C. United’s Hernán Losada must learn a new league and a new city. He’s up for the challenge.|Steven Goff|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Averaging the dates of multiple layers provides a reasonable, possibly understated minimum age estimate for the underlying art, the researchers contend.One of the oldest known cave paintings has been found in Indonesia|Bruce Bower|January 13, 2021|Science News
For instance, investigators understated Azevedo’s qualifications.She Noticed $200 Million Missing, Then She Was Fired|by Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation|December 24, 2020|ProPublica
As we head into 2021, the importance of SEO as part of a comprehensive marketing strategy cannot be understated.Seven essential enterprise SEO skills to master in 2021|Jim Yu|December 21, 2020|Search Engine Watch
I don't want to understate either, however; these are the major chronic diseases we should be expecting Medicaid to help.Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier|Megan McArdle|May 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To say she was disturbed by the results would be to understate her reaction.
On Klaidman's telling ... wow, did those conservatives understate the case.
Yet such tempered remarks may understate the significance of the challenge awaiting Krueger.
I do not understate the complexity and sensitivity of achieving such a global agreement.
Jimmy yelled with joy, and thanked the printer for his intelligent misreading of understate. 'The Life of James McNeill Whistler|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
We may be sure, too, that her informant did not understate the personal disadvantages of Sir Abraham Lumley.Lola Montez|Edmund B. d'Auvergne
The Professor did not understate the case when he had intimated that he was somewhat out of practice at equestrian exercises.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
But whilst he certainly did not understate the income, there is reason for thinking he greatly exaggerated it.
On the contrary, there were considerations that would dispose him to understate his income to those correspondents.