Translation of "underestimate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


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

B2 [ I or T ] to fail to guess or understand the real cost, 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. 起初建筑商向我要价2000英镑,但现在他们说当初估价过低,至少要3000英镑。
Don't underestimate the difficulties of getting both parties to the conference table. 要让各个党派都坐下来谈判,其难度不可小觑。
→ Opposite overestimate

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

Never underestimate your opponent! 永远不要低估你的对手!
underestimate noun [ C ] uk /ˌʌn.dəˈres.tɪ.mət/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈes.tə.mət/

Obviously, $100 was a serious underestimate. 显然,25英镑的估价过低。

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