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underrate

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌʌn.dəˈreɪt/ /ˌʌn.dɚ-/
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.
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