Focus on the pronunciation of understate
English definition of “understate”
/ˌʌn·dərˈsteɪt/ v [T]
› to say that the amount or importance of something is less than it really is: The company was accused of understating potential side effects of the drug. understatement
/ˌʌn·dərˈsteɪt·mənt/ n [C/U] › [C] To say I was confused is an understatement – I hadn’t the slightest idea what to do.