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understate

verb [T]  /ˌʌn·dərˈsteɪt/ us  
to say that the amount or importance of something is less than it really is: The company was accused of understating potential side effects of the drug.
understatement
noun [C/U]  /ˌʌn·dərˈsteɪt·mənt/ us  
[C] To say I was confused is an understatement – I hadn’t the slightest idea what to do.
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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