Translation of "underestimate" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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underestimateverb

uk /ˌʌn.dəˈres.tɪ.meɪt/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈes.tə.meɪt/

underestimate verb (AMOUNT)

B2 [ I or T ] to fail to guess or understand the real cost, size, difficulty, etc. of something

低估;(對…)估計不足
Originally the contractor gave me a price of €2,000, but now they say they underestimated and it's going to be at least €3,000. 起初建築商向我報價2000英鎊,但現在他們說當初估價過低,至少要3000英鎊。
Don't underestimate the difficulties of getting both parties to the conference table. 要讓各個黨派都坐下來談判,其難度不可小覰。
Opposite

More examples

  • He miscalculated badly when he underestimated the response of the international community to the invasion.
  • They've seriously underestimated the cost of the building project.
  • The influence of the media should never be underestimated.
  • She had a tendency to underestimate her son's potential.
  • It seems that we've seriously underestimated just how long this process will take.

underestimate verb (PERSON)

C1 [ T ] to fail to understand how strong, skilful, intelligent, or determined someone, especially a competitor, is

低估,輕視(尤指競爭對手)
Never underestimate your opponent! 永遠不要低估你的對手!

(Translation of “underestimate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)