un·​der·​re·​port | \ ˌən-dər-ri-ˈpȯrt \
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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But Stinson and others said the problem is likely underreported. Tom Jackman, chicagotribune.com, "In police sexual misconduct case, Michigan woman sues officer she accused of assault," 13 July 2018 But Stinson and others said the problem is likely underreported. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "In police sexual misconduct case, Michigan woman sues officer she accused of assault," 13 July 2018 After he was accused in Japan of underreporting his pay, Nissan offered one explanation: The man had too much power. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "While Ghosn’s Picture Worsens, Ex-Nissan Director Kelly Sees Hope," 21 Dec. 2018 The extension of their detention is to allow time for investigation into additional allegations prosecutors issued Monday, against Ghosn and Kelly, of underreporting another 4 billion yen ($36 million) in 2016-2018. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20," 11 Dec. 2018 Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said in an emotional news conference late Monday that the company had found Mr. Ghosn arranged to have his compensation figures underreported in stock-exchange filings. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Arrested, to Be Ousted as Chairman Amid Financial Misconduct Probe," 19 Nov. 2018 Cohen also admitted Tuesday to underreporting his income by $4.1 million on his tax returns for the years between 2012 and 2016. Samuel Chamberlain, Adam Shaw, John Roberts, Fox News, "Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws in plea deal, agrees to 3-5 year sentence," 22 Aug. 2018 The on-site health clinic at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory prioritized underreporting workplace injuries over proper treatment and safety, according to a new report from Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla’s on-site health clinic accused of undercounting worker injuries," 6 Nov. 2018 Federal authorities are assessing whether Mr. Cohen’s income from his taxi-medallion business was underreported in federal tax returns, one of the people said. Nicole Hong, WSJ, "Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Under Investigation for Tax Fraud," 7 Aug. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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