[ uhn-der-val-yoo ]
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verb (used with object),un·der·val·ued, un·der·val·u·ing.
  1. to value below the real worth; put too low a value on.

  2. to diminish in value; make of less value.

  1. to have insufficient regard or esteem for; hold too low an opinion of.

Origin of undervalue

First recorded in 1590–1600; under- + value

Other words for undervalue

Other words from undervalue

  • un·der·val·u·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for undervalue


/ (ˌʌndəˈvæljuː) /

verb-values, -valuing or -valued
  1. (tr) to value at too low a level or price

Derived forms of undervalue

  • undervaluation, noun
  • undervaluer, noun

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