un·​der·​re·​port | \ ˌən-dər-ri-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce underreport (audio) \
underreported; underreporting; underreports

Definition of underreport

transitive verb

: to report to be less than is actually the case : understate underreports his income

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These kinds of racist incidents -- interactions that don’t necessarily rise to the level of a punishable crime, but leave a lasting psychological impact -- are prevalent and underreported across the country, most experts agree. oregonlive.com, "Tracking hate in Oregon: 3 initiatives monitor bias incidents while supporting victims," 6 Aug. 2019 The lawsuit alleged the sham charities lied on their tax forms, underreported cash donations and overreported donations in the form of medicine and supplies, which are harder to trace. J. Edward Moreno, azcentral, "AG: $2.5M settlement against sham nonprofits to be distributed to actual cancer centers," 21 June 2019 Carlos Ghosn was arrested by Japanese prosecutors for underreporting his pay over several years, Nissan said. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Nissan Blows Abe’s Third Arrow Off Course," 20 Nov. 2018 Recent research by the Social Security Administration suggests that retirement plan participation rates that rely on surveys of workers — like those cited by the Employee Benefit Research Institute — are likely underreported. Josh B. Mcgee, Twin Cities, "Josh B. McGee: What retirement savings crisis?," 21 July 2019 Prosecutors have alleged that Mr. Ghosn, Nissan’s former chairman, caused the company to underreport his compensation on eight years of company financial statements by a total of more than $80 million. Chieko Tsuneoka, WSJ, "Carlos Ghosn’s Lawyers Push for Reason Why Nissan’s Hiroto Saikawa Wasn’t Charged," 24 June 2019 He has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting retirement compensation and with breach of trust in having Nissan shoulder investment losses and in diverting Nissan money for personal gain. Washington Post, "Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn," 22 June 2019 In its report, federal officials said the district underreported racial incidents in electronic records by classifying them as something else. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "'Pick up my book, slave': The hostile environment for black students at an Ohio school district," 10 June 2019 Nissan also will seek shareholders’ approval for the ouster of Greg Kelly, who was arrested with Ghosn for alleged financial misconduct in collaborating to underreport Ghosn’s compensation. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Nissan board taps Renault’s Senard, shareholders meeting set," 5 Feb. 2019

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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