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undervalue

[ uhn-der-val-yoo ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈvæl yu /
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verb (used with object), un·der·val·ued, un·der·val·u·ing.

to value below the real worth; put too low a value on.
to diminish in value; make of less value.
to have insufficient regard or esteem for; hold too low an opinion of.

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Origin of undervalue

First recorded in 1590–1600; under- + value

OTHER WORDS FROM undervalue

un·der·val·u·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for undervalue

undervalue
/ (ˌʌndəˈvæljuː) /

verb -values, -valuing or -valued

(tr) to value at too low a level or price

Derived forms of undervalue

undervaluation, nounundervaluer, noun
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