Synonyms and Antonyms of understate
to say that (something) is smaller, less important, etc., than it really is
- He understated his taxable income.
- She's trying to understate the issue/problem.
de-emphasize, downplay, play down, soft-pedal
bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk
exaggerate, overdo, overdraw, overstate
elaborate, embellish, embroider, magnify, pad, stretch
melodramatize, overemphasize, overplay, sensationalize