Translation of "underestimate" - English-Traditional 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. 起初建築商向我報價2000英鎊,但現在他們說當初估價過低,至少要3000英鎊。
Don't underestimate the difficulties of getting both parties to the conference table. 要讓各個黨派都坐下來談判,其難度不可小覰。
→ Opposite overestimate

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

Never underestimate your opponent! 永遠不要低估你的對手!
underestimate noun [ C ] uk /ˌʌn.dəˈres.tɪ.mət/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈes.tə.mət/

Obviously, $100 was a serious underestimate. 顯然,25英鎊的估價過低。

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