Definitions for: Underestimate

[n] an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
[v] make too low an estimate of; "he underestimated the cost of the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
[v] make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction compnay wanted the contract badly and lowballed"
[v] assign too low a value to; "Don't underestimate the value of this heirlooom-you may sell it at a good price"

Webster (1913) Definition: Un`der*es"ti*mate, v. t.
To set to? low a value on; to estimate below the truth.

Un`der*es"ti*mate, n.
The act of underestimating; too low an estimate.

Synonyms: lowball, underestimation, underrate, underrating, underreckoning, undervalue

Antonyms: overestimate, overrate, overvalue

See Also: approximate, approximation, estimate, estimate, estimation, gauge, guess, idea, judge, misjudge, sell short, value

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