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English definition of “underrate”

underrate

verb [T]     /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 .Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding underrated     /-ˈreɪ.tɪd/ US  /-ˈreɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective In my opinion , fennel is an underrated vegetable .Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
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