underrate


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un·der·rate

 (ŭn′dər-rāt′)
tr.v. un·der·rat·ed, un·der·rat·ing, un·der·rates
To rate too low; underestimate.

underrate

(ˌʌndəˈreɪt)
vb
(tr) to underestimate

un•der•rate

(ˌʌn dərˈreɪt)

v.t. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate.
[1615–25]

underrate


Past participle: underrated
Gerund: underrating

Imperative
underrate
underrate
Present
I underrate
you underrate
he/she/it underrates
we underrate
you underrate
they underrate
Preterite
I underrated
you underrated
he/she/it underrated
we underrated
you underrated
they underrated
Present Continuous
I am underrating
you are underrating
he/she/it is underrating
we are underrating
you are underrating
they are underrating
Present Perfect
I have underrated
you have underrated
he/she/it has underrated
we have underrated
you have underrated
they have underrated
Past Continuous
I was underrating
you were underrating
he/she/it was underrating
we were underrating
you were underrating
they were underrating
Past Perfect
I had underrated
you had underrated
he/she/it had underrated
we had underrated
you had underrated
they had underrated
Future
I will underrate
you will underrate
he/she/it will underrate
we will underrate
you will underrate
they will underrate
Future Perfect
I will have underrated
you will have underrated
he/she/it will have underrated
we will have underrated
you will have underrated
they will have underrated
Future Continuous
I will be underrating
you will be underrating
he/she/it will be underrating
we will be underrating
you will be underrating
they will be underrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underrating
you have been underrating
he/she/it has been underrating
we have been underrating
you have been underrating
they have been underrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underrating
you will have been underrating
he/she/it will have been underrating
we will have been underrating
you will have been underrating
they will have been underrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underrating
you had been underrating
he/she/it had been underrating
we had been underrating
you had been underrating
they had been underrating
Conditional
I would underrate
you would underrate
he/she/it would underrate
we would underrate
you would underrate
they would underrate
Past Conditional
I would have underrated
you would have underrated
he/she/it would have underrated
we would have underrated
you would have underrated
they would have underrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.underrate - make too low an estimate ofunderrate - make too low an estimate of; "he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
misjudge - judge incorrectly
sell short - underestimate the real value or ability of; "Don't sell your students short--they are just shy and don't show off their knowledge"

underrate

verb underestimate, discount, undervalue, belittle, disparage, fail to appreciate, not do justice to, set (too) little store by, misprize He underrated the seriousness of William's head injury.
exaggerate, overvalue, overestimate, overrate, overprize
Translations
podceňovat
undervurdere
alábecsül
vanmeta
nepakankamai įvertinti
nepietiekami novērtēt
podceňovať
hafife almakküçümsemek

underrate

[ˌʌndəˈreɪt] VT [+ strength, difficulty, person] → subestimar, menospreciar

underrate

[ˌʌndərˈreɪt] vtsous-estimer

underrate

[ˌʌndəˈreɪt] vtsottovalutare

underrate

(andəˈreit) verb
to underestimate.
References in classic literature ?
But to underrate or forget thy faithful services is something I could never be guilty of, even in the giddiest moment of my life.
My brother was to be his representative and successor; he must go to Eton and Oxford, for the sake of making connexions, of course: my father was not a man to underrate the bearing of Latin satirists or Greek dramatists on the attainment of an aristocratic position.
for although I well know how hard it is for a man of genius with a seriously underrated subject to maintain serene and kindly relations with the men who underrate it, and who keep all the best places for less important subjects which they profess without originality and sometimes without much capacity for them, still, if he overwhelms them with wrath and disdain, he cannot expect them to heap honors on him.