undervalue


un·der·val·ue

verb \-ˈval-(ˌ)yü\

: to place too low a value on (something)

: to fail to give enough importance to (something)

Full Definition of UNDERVALUE

transitive verb
1
:  to value, rate, or estimate below the real worth <undervalue stock>
2
:  to treat as having little value <was undervalued as a poet>

Examples of UNDERVALUE

  1. Her contribution to the project was undervalued.
  2. <you shouldn't undervalue your talent—you are a very gifted singer>

First Known Use of UNDERVALUE

1599

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