underrate

  • 1 Underrate — Un der*rate , n. A price less than the value; as, to sell a thing at an underrate. Cowley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Underrate — Un der*rate , v. t. To rate too low; to rate below the value; to undervalue. Burke. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 underrate — index depreciate, derogate, discommend, disparage, lessen, minimize, misprize, underestimate Burton s Leg …

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  • 4 underrate — (v.) also under rate, 1640s, to esteem at too little worth, from UNDER (Cf. under) + RATE (Cf. rate) (v.). Related: Underrated; underrating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 underrate — ► VERB ▪ underestimate the extent, value, or importance of. DERIVATIVES underrated adjective …

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  • 6 underrate — [un΄dərrāt′] vt. underrated, underrating to rate, assess, or estimate too low …

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  • 7 underrate — UK [ˌʌndəˈreɪt] / US [ˌʌndərˈreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms underrate : present tense I/you/we/they underrate he/she/it underrates present participle underrating past tense underrated past participle underrated to fail to recognize how… …

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  • 8 underrate — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)re͟ɪt[/t]] underrates, underrating, underrated VERB If you underrate someone or something, you do not recognize how clever, important, or significant they are. [V n] We women have a lot of good business skills, although we tend to… …

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  • 9 underrate — un|der|rate [ ,ʌndər reıt ] verb transitive to fail to recognize how important, powerful, good, or skillful someone or something really is: UNDERESTIMATE: We shouldn t underrate the significance of this treaty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 underrate — /ˌʌndə reɪt/ verb to value someone or something less highly than they should be ● Do not underrate the strength of the competition in the European market. ● The power of the yen is underrated …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 11 underrate — transitive verb Date: 1632 to rate too low ; undervalue …

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  • 12 underrate — /un deuhr rayt /, v.t., underrated, underrating. to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate. [1615 25; UNDER + RATE1] * * * …

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  • 13 underrate — verb to underestimate; to make too low a rate or estimate …

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  • 14 underrate — Synonyms and related words: belittle, decry, deprecate, depreciate, devaluate, devalue, disparage, lower, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, mark down, minimize, misestimate, misprize, sell short, set at naught, set little by, shrug… …

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  • 15 underrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. undervalue (see underestimation); disparage, belittle. See detraction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. undervalue, discount, disparage; see underestimate …

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  • 16 underrate — v. underestimate, undervalue, belittle …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 underrate — verb [often as adjective underrated] underestimate the extent, value, or importance of …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 underrate — v. a. Undervalue, misprize, underestimate, rate below the true value, rate too low, underprize …

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  • 19 underrate — verb (T) to think that someone or something is less good, effective, skilful etc than they really are: a much underrated novel …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 underrate — verb for years the girls athletic program was underrated Syn: undervalue, underestimate, do an injustice to, sell short, play down, understate, minimize, diminish, downgrade, trivialize Ant: exaggerate …

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