Understate meaning

ŭndər-stāt
To state with less completeness or truth than seems warranted by the facts.
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To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
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To state (a quantity, for example) that is too low.

Understate corporate financial worth.

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To make a weaker statement of than is warranted by truth, accuracy, or importance; state too weakly.
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To state, express, display, etc. in a restrained way.
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To state something with less completeness than needed; to minimise or downplay.
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To state something with a lack of emphasis, in order to express irony.
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To state a quantity that is too low.
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Origin of understate

  • under- +"Ž state

    From Wiktionary