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Meaning of “underestimate” - Learner’s Dictionary

underestimate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌʌndərˈestɪmeɪt/
SIZE/AMOUNT B2 to not understand how large, strong, or important something is: Many people underestimate the cost of owning a car.Misunderstanding
PERSON to not understand how powerful or clever someone is: I thought it would be an easy game but I had underestimated my opponent. →  Opposite overestimate Misunderstanding
(Definition of underestimate from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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