Translation of "underestimate" - English-Russian dictionary

underestimate

verb [ T ] uk us /ˌʌndərˈestɪmeɪt/
SIZE/AMOUNT

B2 to not understand how large, strong, or important something is

недооценивать
Many people underestimate the cost of owning a car.
PERSON

to not understand how powerful or clever someone is

недооценивать
I thought it would be an easy game but I had underestimated my opponent.
→ Opposite overestimate

(Translation of “underestimate” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)