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

transitive verb

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

Examples of underreport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Customers had an incentive to underreport their annual mileage, in order to pay lower premiums. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2023 The idea is to generate more tax revenue for the nation's coffers by zeroing in on wealthy taxpayers who hide or underreport their income. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 Researchers say this type of survey data can mask risky behavior or changes in drinking habits because respondents often underreport their alcohol use. Caitlin Gilbert, David Ovalle and Hanna Zakharenko, Anchorage Daily News, 13 July 2023 Western experts have long believed that China underreports its defense expenditures. John Pomfret, Foreign Affairs, 29 Mar. 2023 The work is grueling, with hours that stretch to 80 a week, and some residents say they are sometimes pressured to underreport their hours and work even more. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Mar. 2023 Return to menu When money is tight, there’s a temptation to underreport your income. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2023 These allegations come after Jason Friedman, the team’s former longtime vice president of sales, testified before Congress that the team kept two sets of books so as to underreport the ticket revenue that is shared among all 32 teams. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Mar. 2023 And people usually underreport their food consumption. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of underreport was in 1949

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“Underreport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underreport. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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