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English definition of “underestimate”


verb [T]     /ˌʌndərˈestɪmeɪt/
SIZE/AMOUNT B2 to not understand how large , strong , or important something is: Many people underestimate the cost of owning a car .Misunderstanding
PERSON to not understand how powerful or clever someone is: I thought it would be an easy game but I had underestimated my opponent . → Opposite overestimateMisunderstanding
(Definition of underestimate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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