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understate

verb [T] uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈsteɪt/ us    /-dɚ-/
to describe something in a way that makes it seem less important, serious, bad, etc. than it really is: She believes the research understates the amount of discrimination women suffer.
Translations of “understate”
in Spanish atenuar, minimizar, subestimar…
in French minimiser…
in German untertreiben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…輕描淡寫, 不如實陳述, 避重就輕地說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…轻描淡写, 不如实陈述, 避重就轻地说…
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