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underrateverb [T]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈreɪt/ us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈreɪt/
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   /ˌʌn.dəˈreɪ.tɪd/ us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈreɪ.t̬ɪd/
In my opinion, fennel is an underrated vegetable.
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underrateverb [T]

us   /ˌʌn·dərˈreɪt/
to fail to recognize the importance, value, skill, power, etc., of someone or something: Never underrate your opponent in a political contest.
(Definition of underrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“underrate” in British English

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