underreport

verb
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

Examples of underreport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, medical experts and local media reports suggest the tally might actually be a severe undercount due to a lack of adequate testing and pressure from local governments to underreport numbers. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The study found the top 1% tended to underreport their income by as much as 20% to the IRS. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, 1 May 2021 The richest 1 percent of Americans underreport more than one-fifth of their actual income, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research paper published last month. Jeff Stein, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2021 States controlled by India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, may face pressure to underreport, according to some analysts. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Apr. 2021 States controlled by India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, may face pressure to underreport, according to some analysts. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2021 This mismeasurement could underreport online sales through major retailers that do not break out all their internet purchases, but could also miss the growing significance of fulfillment centers. Calvin Schnure, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Yet even those high numbers underreport Asian joblessness. Amy Yee, Scientific American, 2 Mar. 2021 The tendency to underreport is why Iona Cheng thinks her community in Oakland has become a target. Marian Liu, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of underreport

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Underreport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underreport. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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