un·​der·​val·​ue | \ ˌən-dər-ˈval-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce undervalue (audio) \
undervalued; undervaluing; undervalues

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

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Examples of undervalue in a Sentence

Her contribution to the project was undervalued. you shouldn't undervalue your talent—you are a very gifted singer
Recent Examples on the Web Tax assessors systematically undervalue America’s priciest homes and consistently overvalue the country’s least expensive homes. Thiru Vignarajah, WSJ, 16 Apr. 2021 Don’t expect the Chiefs to undervalue them as much as the Raiders did. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Unfortunately, many investors greatly undervalue safeguarding their money. David John Marotta, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The assets on Morrisons’ balance sheet were worth more than its value on the stock market, sparking accusations that British investors routinely undervalue companies. New York Times, 31 Aug. 2021 Women who internalize sexism undervalue their talents, undermine other women and unwittingly bolster a boys’ club. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Other professors said that in some fields, white department chairs know less about the areas of study Black women specialize in, such as the psychology of prejudice, and therefore tend to undervalue it. BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2021 As a result, donors most likely undervalue the benefits of donating to high-performing charities. Robin Ganzert, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Yet to characterize couture as the pinnacle of sartorial indulgence for celebrities and the superrich is to misunderstand and undervalue the form. Bridget Foley, Town & Country, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of undervalue

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Undervalue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undervalue. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undervalue

: to place too low a value on (something)
: to fail to give enough importance to (something)


un·​der·​val·​ue | \ ˌən-dər-ˈval-yü How to pronounce undervalue (audio) \
undervalued; undervaluing

Kids Definition of undervalue

: to value below the real worth

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