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un·der·val·ue

 (ŭn′dər-văl′yo͞o)
tr.v. un·der·val·ued, un·der·val·u·ing, un·der·val·ues
1. To assign too low a value to; underestimate.
2. To have too little regard or esteem for.

un′der·val′u·a′tion n.

undervalue

(ˌʌndəˈvæljuː)
vb, -values, -valuing or -valued
(tr) to value at too low a level or price
ˌunderˌvaluˈation n
ˌunderˈvaluer n

un•der•val•ue

(ˌʌn dərˈvæl yu)

v.t. -ued, -u•ing.
1. to put too low a value on.
2. to have insufficient regard or esteem for.
[1590–1600]

undervalue


Past participle: undervalued
Gerund: undervaluing

Imperative
undervalue
undervalue
Present
I undervalue
you undervalue
he/she/it undervalues
we undervalue
you undervalue
they undervalue
Preterite
I undervalued
you undervalued
he/she/it undervalued
we undervalued
you undervalued
they undervalued
Present Continuous
I am undervaluing
you are undervaluing
he/she/it is undervaluing
we are undervaluing
you are undervaluing
they are undervaluing
Present Perfect
I have undervalued
you have undervalued
he/she/it has undervalued
we have undervalued
you have undervalued
they have undervalued
Past Continuous
I was undervaluing
you were undervaluing
he/she/it was undervaluing
we were undervaluing
you were undervaluing
they were undervaluing
Past Perfect
I had undervalued
you had undervalued
he/she/it had undervalued
we had undervalued
you had undervalued
they had undervalued
Future
I will undervalue
you will undervalue
he/she/it will undervalue
we will undervalue
you will undervalue
they will undervalue
Future Perfect
I will have undervalued
you will have undervalued
he/she/it will have undervalued
we will have undervalued
you will have undervalued
they will have undervalued
Future Continuous
I will be undervaluing
you will be undervaluing
he/she/it will be undervaluing
we will be undervaluing
you will be undervaluing
they will be undervaluing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been undervaluing
you have been undervaluing
he/she/it has been undervaluing
we have been undervaluing
you have been undervaluing
they have been undervaluing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been undervaluing
you will have been undervaluing
he/she/it will have been undervaluing
we will have been undervaluing
you will have been undervaluing
they will have been undervaluing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been undervaluing
you had been undervaluing
he/she/it had been undervaluing
we had been undervaluing
you had been undervaluing
they had been undervaluing
Conditional
I would undervalue
you would undervalue
he/she/it would undervalue
we would undervalue
you would undervalue
they would undervalue
Past Conditional
I would have undervalued
you would have undervalued
he/she/it would have undervalued
we would have undervalued
you would have undervalued
they would have undervalued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.undervalue - assign too low a value to; "Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"
value - fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
overvalue, overestimate - assign too high a value to; "You are overestimating the value of your old car"
2.undervalue - esteem lightlyundervalue - esteem lightly      
disesteem, disrespect - have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
3.undervalue - lose in valueundervalue - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"

undervalue

Translations

undervalue

[ˈʌndəˈvæljuː] VT
1. (Comm) [+ goods] → valorizar por debajo de su precio
2. (fig) → subestimar
he has been undervalued as a writercomo escritor no se lo ha valorado debidamente

undervalue

[ˌʌndərˈvæljuː] vtsous-estimer

undervalue

[ˌʌndəˈvæljuː] vt (person, contribution) → svalutare, sottovalutare (Comm, Fin) → deprezzare, svalutare
References in classic literature ?
As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
Perhaps she pitied and esteemed him the more because he was slighted by Willoughby and Marianne, who, prejudiced against him for being neither lively nor young, seemed resolved to undervalue his merits.
He had been taught to undervalue the incredible efficiency of electricity.
Leave it to God, Sancho," returned Don Quixote, "for he will give her what suits her best; but do not undervalue thyself so much as to come to be content with anything less than being governor of a province.
But two expedients suggested themselves; to offer a higher price, or to undervalue the services she was so fearful of losing.