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underrate

[uhn-der-reyt] /ˌʌn dərˈreɪt/
verb (used with object), underrated, underrating.
1.
to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; under- + rate1
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  • Do not overlook or underrate the importance of how effective listening can impact the outcome of your interview.
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underrate

/ˌʌndəˈreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to underestimate
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Word Origin and History for underrate
v.

also under-rate, 1640s, "to esteem at too little worth," from under + rate (v.). Related: Underrated; underrating.

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