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underestimateverb

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

underestimate verb (AMOUNT)

B2 [I or T] to ​fail to ​guess or ​understand the ​realcost, ​size, ​difficulty, etc. of something: 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. Don't underestimate the difficulties of getting both ​parties to the ​conferencetable.
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underestimate verb (PERSON)

C1 [T] to ​fail to ​understand how ​strong, ​skilful, ​intelligent, or ​determined someone, ​especially a ​competitor, is: Never underestimate ​youropponent!
underestimate
noun [C] uk   us   /-mət/
Obviously, $100 was a ​serious underestimate.
(Definition of underestimate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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underestimateverb [T]

 us   /ˌʌn·dəˈres·təˌmeɪt/
to ​think that something is less or ​lower than it really is, or that someone is less ​strong or less ​effective: Homeowners often underestimate the ​cost of ​repairing a ​roof.
(Definition of underestimate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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underestimateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌʌndəˈrestɪmeɪt/
to ​think that something is or will be ​smaller, easier, less extreme, or less important than it really is: The ​company sorely underestimated ​demand and is ​struggling to ​expandoutput. Court ​interpreters say the ​skillsrequired to do the ​job are underestimated.
to ​think that someone is worse at doing something, less ​intelligent, etc. than they really are: Sometimes his ​modest manner ​ledpeople to underestimate him.

underestimatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌʌndəˈrestɪmət/
an ​opinion that something is ​smaller, easier, less important, or less extreme than it actually is: The ​totalcost is likely to be an underestimate.
underestimation
noun [C or U]
I believe there is a significant underestimation of the ​realdemand for ​oil from the ​developingworld.
(Definition of underestimate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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