Definitions for understateˌʌn dərˈsteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. understate, minimize, minimise, downplay(verb)

    represent as less significant or important


  1. understate(Verb)

    to state something with less completeness than needed; to minimise or downplay.

  2. understate(Verb)

    to state something with a lack of emphasis, in order to express irony.

  3. understate(Verb)

    to state a quantity that is too low.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Understate(verb)

    to state or represent less strongly than may be done truthfully

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  • untertreibenGerman
  • subestimarSpanish
  • vähätelläFinnish
  • niedookreślić, niedomówićPolish
  • недооценивать, преуменьшать, занижатьRussian

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