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English definition of “underestimate”

underestimate

verb (PERSON)    /ˌʌn.dəˈres.tɪ.meɪt/ US  /-dɚˈes-/
C1 [T] to fail to understand how strong, skilful, intelligent, or determined someone, especially a competitor, is: Never underestimate your opponent!Assessing and estimating valueAnalysing and evaluatingMisunderstanding underestimate     /-mət/ noun [C] Clearly £25 was a serious underestimate.Guesses and assumptions
(Definition of underestimate verb (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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