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underrate

verb [T] uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈreɪt/ /ˌʌn.dɚ-/ us  
to fail to understand how skilful, important, etc. someone or something is: The company has consistently underrated the importance of a well-trained workforce.
underrated
adjective uk   /-ˈreɪ.tɪd/ us    /-ˈreɪ.t̬ɪd/
In my opinion, fennel is an underrated vegetable.
Translations of “underrate”
in Spanish subestimar…
in French sous-estimer…
in German unterbewerten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…估計過低,低估…
in Russian недооценивать…
in Turkish olduğundan daha az değer vermek, hafife almak, küçümsemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…估计过低,低估…
in Polish nie doceniać…
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