undervalue

[uhn-der-val-yoo]
verb (used with object), undervalued, undervaluing.
1.
to value below the real worth; put too low a value on.
2.
to diminish in value; make of less value.
3.
to have insufficient regard or esteem for; hold too low an opinion of.

Origin:
1590–1600; under- + value

undervaluation, noun


1. underrate, underestimate, depreciate.
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undervalue (ˌʌndəˈvæljuː)
 
vb , -values, -valuing, -valued
(tr) to value at too low a level or price
 
undervalu'ation
 
n
 
under'valuer
 
n

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undervalue
1596, "to rate as inferior in value" (to), from under + value (v.). Sense of "to estimate or esteem too low" is recorded from 1611. Meaning "to rate at too low a monetary value" is attested from 1622.
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Example sentences
Conventional payment systems tend to undervalue primary care services relative to specialty services.
With the vacant lot recorded above, exactly half of the properties sold undervalue, while the other half sold over value.
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