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Definition of the noun underrate

What does underrate mean as a name of something?


  1. A price less than the value.

Definition of the verb underrate

What does underrate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: underrated | underrating | underrates

  1. make too low an estimate of
    • examples: The problem of many language teachers is that they underrate new technologies in their teaching methods. | There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of underrate: underestimate
    • more generic word: misjudge = judge incorrectly
    • more specific term: sell short = underestimate the real value or ability of

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for underrate

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Google previewA dictionary of etymology of the English language (1859)

and of English synonymes and paronymes by John Oswald

underrate', v. underline', v. underrate, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Malagasy language, by J.J. Freeman (D. Johns). (1835)

by Joseph John Freeman, David Johns

Underrate, v, a. manebaka ny vidy njavatra. Underrate, s. tsy tokombidy ny, ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

Verbs—underestimate, underrate, undervalue, underreckon; depreciate, ...

Google previewEntick's New Spelling Dictionary ... Carefully revised, corrected, and improved, by John Robinson (1834)

by John ENTICK, John ROBINSON (Schoolmaster, of London.)

to praise below desert, to underrate. Underprize, v. a. to undervalue, to degrade.

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

underrate /Anda'rert/ verb: underrates, underrating, ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Exposition of the English Language, to which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation, Rules to be Observed by the Natives of Scotland, Ireland, and London ... (1850)

Underrate, an/d&r-rÂte, а. 408. a price less than is usual. Undersecretary, ùn-dfir- seVkre- 1.\ .re, а. л subordinate secretary. To Undersell, ftn-dar-sel', v. a. To defeat, by selling for less ; to sell cheaper than another. Underservant, nn-dür- seVv.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Underrate, er. a. Undervalue, misprize, underestimate, rate below the true value, rate too low, underprize. Under sail. ( Aw.) Moved by sails, in motion. Underscore, v. a. Underline, draw a line under.

Google previewThe illustrated national pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1869)

UNC6MFORTABLE UNDERRATE Uncomfortable, (un-kum'fort-a-bl) a. affording no comfort. Unoomfortably,(un-kum'fort-a-ble)ad. without cheerfulness. [unusual. Uncommon, (un - kom 'un) a. rare ; Uncommonly, (un-kom'un-le) ad. unusually, ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of the English language (1797)

by Thomas Sheridan

To UNDERRATE, un'-dfirra'te.

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Video shows what underrate means. to underestimate; to make too low a rate or estimate. Underrate Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

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There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy god's world.
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Scrabble value of U1N1D2E1R1R1A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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