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

transitive verb

: to value, rate, or estimate below the real worth
undervalue stock
: to treat as having little value
was undervalued as a poet

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of undervalue was in 1599

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“Undervalue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undervalue. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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un·​der·​val·​ue ˌən-dər-ˈval-yü How to pronounce undervalue (audio)
: to value below the real worth
: to set little value on

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