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Definition 1: an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for underestimate in the sense of this definition

(underestimate is a kind of ...) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

Definition 2: make a deliberately low estimate - [verb of cognition]

Samples where underestimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed

Synonyms for underestimate in the sense of this definition

(underestimate is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

Definition 3: make too low an estimate of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where underestimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he underestimated the work that went into the renovation
  • Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river

Synonyms for underestimate in the sense of this definition

(underestimate is a kind of ...) judge incorrectly

(... is a kind of underestimate ) underestimate the real value or ability of

"Don't sell your students short--they are just shy and don't show off their knowledge"

Definition 4: assign too low a value to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where underestimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price

Synonyms for underestimate in the sense of this definition

(underestimate is a kind of ...) fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

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