Underestimate meaning

ŭndər-ĕstə-māt
An estimate that is or proves to be too low.
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To make too low an estimate of the quantity, degree, or worth of.

Don't underestimate the difficulties involved in the project.

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To set too low an estimate on or for.
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An estimate that is too low.
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To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.
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To consider (someone) to be less capable or effective than is actually the case.

Underestimated his rivals and was outmaneuvered.

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An estimate or perception that is too low.
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Origin of underestimate